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DREAMS OF EL DORADO

H.W, Brands

UPDATE: Due to damage sustained at Interabang Books during Sunday night's tornado, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

In DREAMS OF EL DORADO, H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the settling of the American West ... from John Jacob Astor’s fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, and from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land rush. 

He shows how the migrants’ dreams drove them to feats of courage and perseverance that put stay-at-home cousins to shame, and how those same dreams also drove them to outrageous violence against indigenous peoples and one another. In the West, riches would reward the miner’s persistence, the cattleman’s courage, and the railroad man’s enterprise. Yet El Dorado was at least as elusive in the West as it ever was in the East.

Balanced, authoritative, and masterfully told, DREAMS OF EL DORADO: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST sets a new standard. Its author H. W. Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. chair in history at The University of Texas at Austin. The New York Times bestsellers THE FIRST AMERICAN and TRAITOR TO HIS CLASS by Brands were finalists for Pulitzer Prizes in biography.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 6:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541672529
Availability: Not in store - usually arrives in 3 - 5 business days
Published: Basic Books - October 22nd, 2019