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, from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land run. The West was where riches rewarded the miner’s persistence, the cattleman’s courage and the railroad man’s enterprise; but El Dorado was at least as elusive in the West as it ever was in the East.
Read the West Book Club meets in July, August and September; attend one or all three. Books available for purchase in The Museum Store (15% discount for Museum members). Refreshments provided. $9, $6 for Museum members. Register by July 16. Register here.