Legends and Lies: Great Mysteries of the American West

Legends and Lies: Great Mysteries of the American West

Legends and Lies Great Mysteries of the American West Examines twelve of the greatest enigmas of the American West from the unexplained death of explorer Meriwether Lewis to a fabled treasure in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona

  • Title: Legends and Lies: Great Mysteries of the American West
  • Author: Dale L. Walker
  • ISBN: 9780312863111
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Examines twelve of the greatest enigmas of the American West, from the unexplained death of explorer Meriwether Lewis to a fabled treasure in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona.

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    This is a good book. It's basically episodic - covering twelve incidents in the history of the American "Wild West" - though some connections between the incident occur. The book's theme, as noted in its subtitle, is "Great Mysteries of the American West", and while the author seems to stretch a bit to drag a few of the incidents (such as Custer's Last Stand) under the "mystery" banner, he does a very good job of presenting evidence on all sides of each matter and explaining how credible each wi [...]

    Great book LegendsYou can read the real life Legends of the US and know that it is right. Great read and the true.

    “Legends and Lies” is a fun, affable book that while dated (1997), is part blue-collar lit review and part MythBusters©-esque discovery. Each chapter has its own subject, so I would even go so far as to call them single-sitting summaries for say, when one feels compelled to pop a squat in the bathroom after a heavy meal. While I know historical and archaeological projects have progressed on at least one topic—the battle of Little Bighorn—since this book was published (smithsonianmag/his [...]

    I love history, especially learning details about stories I should already know. The problem with this book is that it is dated. It was published in 1997, and it shows. More evidence has probably surfaced in the last 15 years, and DNA technology had definitely improved. It still seemed like a new technology at the publishing date. I the preface, the author seemed to say that he would clear up the issues; he didn't. He presented all the information that has been presented since the incidents he c [...]

    Dr. Walker explores some of the mysteries of the Old West. He compiled information to "solve" some of the mysteries, while others remain unsolved, and may always be so. I enjoyed reading about these incident. I had not been familiar with some. The mysterious disappearance of Ambrose Bierce was one that I had never heard of. I am familiar of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, but it always gives me chills.

    The information was good once you got through the crap. When reading a book like this I like to just get the facts, I found myself drifting off while reading.It took me awhile to finish because I kept putting it down then going back hoping it would get better.Someone else may find this a really good read but I didn't.

    Good bookWell researched. Interesting and well written. Some of the stories were known to me but others were new. Worth your time.

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