25 Women to Read Before You Die
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays, Recipes | August 19, 2015

    Cara Nicoletti: IMG Ramona Quimby Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Thighs



    As a kid, I read for two reasons: the first, and most common, was to escape from my everyday life by imagining a different one — to read about... Continue »
    1. $19.60 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Children's Nonfiction- US History
25 Remote Warehouse US History- 19th Century

Riders of the Pony Express

by

Riders of the Pony Express Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Prior to the Civil War, the fastest mail between the West Coast and the East took almost thirty days by stagecoach along a southern route through Texas. Some Californians feared their state would not remain in the Union, separated so far from the free states.
 
Then businessman William Russell invested in a way to deliver mail between San Francisco and the farthest western railroad, in Saint Joseph, Missouri—across two thousand miles of mountains, deserts, and plains—guaranteed in ten days or less. Russell hired eighty of the best and bravest riders, bought four hundred of the fastest and hardiest horses, and built relay stations along a central route--through modern-day Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada, to California.
 
Informed by his intimate knowledge of horses and Western geography, Ralph Moody's exciting account of the eighteen critical months that the Pony Express operated between April 1860 and October 1861 pays tribute to the true grit and determination of the riders and horses of the Pony Express.

About the Author

Ralph Moody (1898-1982) is the author of Come on Seabicuit! as well as the Little Britches series about a boy's life on a Colorado ranch, all available in Bison Books editions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803283053
Author:
Riger, Robert
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Illustrator:
Riger, Robert
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Pony express
Subject:
Express service -- United States.
Subject:
Communication Studies
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bison Books
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 illustrations, 22 maps, index
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.45 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Modern Library Chronicles #23:... Used Hardcover $17.50
  2. Cold Smell of Sacred Stone Used Mass Market $2.95
  3. Safely Home
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  4. The Bee Tree Used Trade Paper $5.50
  5. Dark Chant in a Crimson Key Used Mass Market $3.50
  6. Deadline :a novel Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects

Business » Communication
Children's » History » United States » General
Children's » Nonfiction » US History
History and Social Science » Americana » Western States
History and Social Science » Intercultural Communications » General
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

Riders of the Pony Express New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 In Stock
Product details 184 pages University of Nebraska Press - English 9780803283053 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.