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Book Review: THE WEST: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY (Geoffrey C. Ward) : AH

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THE WEST: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY,
by Geoffrey C. Ward (Little, Brown and Company, 446 pages, $60.00).
This stunning companion volume to the PBS series fromKen Burns and Stephen Ives (See September/October 1996 issue of American History) examines the diverse history of the American West fromthe arrival of the first Spanish explorers through World War I. Richly illustrated and with a text that draws heavily frompersonal diaries and records, the book is a colorful journey through the era that has come to symbolize the American spirit.



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