Legends and Tales of the American West (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)
From Davy Crockett, Wild invoice Hickok, and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos invoice, and Frank and Jesse James, listed below are greater than one hundred thirty colourful tales of the pioneers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, prospectors, and lawmen who settled the wild west, making a uniquely American hero and an enduringly interesting folks mythology.
In this splendidly boisterous treasury of tall stories, all people and every thing is greater than lifestyles and bragging is increased into an artwork form. Many of those tales are of actual humans and actual occasions; quite a lot of, although, grew taller and funnier as they made their rounds from wagon educate to campfire to rodeo to miners' quarters. But no matter if it's faraway from validated that Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett have been capable of kill 3 males with one bullet or subdue ferocious grizzly bears with their fists, they arrive vividly to lifestyles right here as liked characters who've turn into a part of the material of the yankee imagination.
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