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H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the American West’s settling, from John Jacob Astor’s fur-trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, and from the California gold rush to Oklahoma’s land runs. The West was a region where riches could potentially reward the miner’s persistence, the cattleman’s courage and the railroad man’s enterprise; but just like El Dorado to the Spanish conquistadors, riches could be difficult to acquire in the American West.
Read the West Book Club meets in July, August and September; attend just one event or all three. Select books available for purchase in The Museum Store (15% discount for Museum members). Refreshments provided. $9, $6 for Museum members. Register by September 16. Click here to register.