Story of the American West

The book tells the story of America's 48th state through the lives of Apaches, Mountain Men, Hispanics, Soldiers, Mormons, Cowboys, Blacks, Outlaws and Others Who Struggled in Arizona's White Mountains, One of the Last Untamed Regions of the West.

"The book weaves the essential elements of the mythic West into a highly readable story. This non-fiction version of Michener's Centennial is comparable to the novel in poignant detail and narative scope."


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Arizona residents pay $2.32 sales tax.

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448 pages, including 28 illustrations, map, bibliography and index.

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Table of Contents

Selected Chapters
Recent Author Appearances
Singing Wind, Benson
Tucson Festival of Books
Larson Library, Lakeside
Show Low Museum
Country Pines Antiques, Lakeside
Hopi Tribe's 26 Bar Ranch, Eagar
Bookworm, Lakeside
Round Valley Auditorium, Eager
Blue Ridge Auditorium, Lakeside
Show Low city Hall

Also Available At:
Alpine Grill & Lollipop Shoppe, Alpine
Antigone, Tucson
Barnes and Noble
Bashas' Grocery, Eagar
Bashas' Grocery, Taylor
Book Barn, Show Low
Book Rack, Mesa
Bookworm, Pinetop-Lakeside
Casa Malpais Ruins Visitor Center, Springerville
Chamber of Commerce, Show Low
Country Pine Antiques, Lakeside
Eddie's Country Store, Pinetop
Gifts to Go, Surprise
Historical Society Museum, Show Low
Java Blues, Springerville
Lazy Trout Market, Greer
Little Red Schoolhouse Museum, Scottsdale
Quacker Barrel, Greer
Reed's Lodge - K5 Gallery and Books, Springerville
Shevell's Books and Frames, Snowflake
Singing Winds Bookshop, Benson
Tohono Chul Park, Tucson
Western Drug & General Store, Springerville

A Companion Book

Three Strong Western Women

Emma Lee, a Mormon handcart pioneer, was the 17th plural wife of John D. Lee, and ran the historic Lee's Ferry.

Minnie Guenther, was a missionary who played a crucial role in helping Apaches survive horrific epidemics.

Lozen was a powerful Apache shaman, healer and warrior, who rode with her brother, Victorio and Gerniomo.

"Gripping personal narratives pull readers into the troubled times and tribulations that each of these women faced during a turning point in the history of the American West. The second part is historical background. It explains the complicated backstories and why many of these things happened."


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Arizona residents pay $1.28 sales tax.




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