Mr. Wilson's Old West Books
November 14, 2007
|These books are
available in the Farragut School Library.
Annotations courtesy of OPAC, Follett, Inc.
92 Car HS
Vestal, Stanley. Kit Carson : The happy warrior of the Old West.
Burt, Olive Woolley. John Charles Fremont, trail marker of the Old West (January 21, 1813-July 13, 1890)
364 Gun HS
Time-Life Books. The gunfighters. An account of the outlaw gunfighters of the frontier American West, including the Clanton brothers, Billy the Kid, the James gang and the Dalton brothers.
364.1 Gam HS
The gamblers. Examines the history of gambling in the American West and discusses numerous gamblers and the games they played.
385 Rai HS
Time-Life Books. The railroaders. An account of the building of the railroads in the American West, discussing their importance and the people who built them.
388.3 Exp HS
Time-Life Books. T he expressmen. Examines the operations of the Pony Express and freight and stagecoach lines and discusses their importance to the development of the West.
634.9 Log HS
Time-Life Books. The loggers. Examines the lives of loggers in the early West, with discussions of working conditions, lumbering methods, and life in lumber camps and towns.
741.6 Hog HS
Hogarth, Paul. Artists on horseback; : the Old West in illustrated journalism, 1857-1900.
917.8 Ran HS
Time-Life Books. The ranchers. Describes in text and illustrations the development of large ranches in the western plains, the impact of these establishments on the economy of the area, their organization, and some famous ranches and their owners.
917.8 Tra HS
Time-Life Books. The trailblazers. Profusely illustrated account of the explorers, mountain men and trappers who blazed the trails of the early West, opening the way for the settlers.
920 Kat HS
Katz, William Loren. Black people who made the Old West. Biographical sketches of thirty-five black people who explored and settled the frontiers of the early United States.
970 Gre HS
The great chiefs.
970.1 Ind HS
Time-Life Books. The Indians. Lavishly illustrated account of the lives, religion, customs, sports, homes, horses and history of the Indian tribes of the American West.
970.5 Sol HS
Time-Life Books. The Soldiers. An account of army life during the time of the Indian wars in the West, describing the soldiers' lives and major battles and campaigns.
973.6 Mex HS
Time-Life Books. The Mexican war. Photographs and text describe events preceeding and during the War with Mexico from 1845-1848.
978 Cow HS
The cowboys. A collection of photographs, true stories, and little known facts about the everyday life of cowboys in the Old West; includes stories about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley, and Buffalo Bill Cody.
978 Dar HS
Dary, David. True tales of the old-time plains. Presents accounts of people, animals, and events on the plains and prairies of the Old West.
Gorsline, Marie. Cowboys. Describes the life of the cowboys in the old West, how they ate, slept, dressed, tamed horses, drove cattle, lived on the trail, and spent their leisure time.
978 Pio HS
Time-Life Books. The pioneers. An account of the westward movement of the pioneers which began in 1841, lavishly illustrated with contemporary paintings and photographs.
Schlissel, Lillian. Black frontiers : a history of African American heroes in the old west. Focuses on the experiences of blacks as mountain men, soldiers, homesteaders, and scouts on the frontiers of the American West.
978 Sco HS
Time-life Books. The scouts. Discusses the lives and work of Indian and white scouts in the West in the early 20th century.
978 Tow HS
Time-Life Books. The Townsmen. Surveys the establishment and development of towns in the early American West and discusses daily life, recreation, culture, business and government there.
979.4 For HS
The forty-niners. Gold, gold, gold in California -- Sailing for El Dorado -- The rough realities of grubbing for gold -- The sprouting shantytowns -- Boomtown on the Bay -- Wondrous end of a wild quest. An account of the California gold rush of 1849 and the people who participated, lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs and paintings.
Banks, Lynne Reid. The secret of the Indian. Omri and his friend Patrick must risk grownups' discovering their secret when they find themselves in need of a friend's toy plastic doctors to save wounded people from the dangerous world of the Old West.
Hahn, Mary Downing. The Gentleman Outlaw and me-- Eli : a story of the Old West. In 1887 twelve-year-old Eliza, disguised as a boy and traveling towards Colorado in search of her missing father, falls in with a Gentleman Outlaw and joins him in his illegal schemes.
McClung, Robert M. Hugh Glass, mountain man. A fictionalized biography of the legendary hero of the Old West, who as a fur trapper in 1823, survived an attack by a grizzly bear.
Paulsen, Gary. Tucket's gold. Fifteen-year-old Francis and the two children he has adopted travel across the Old West, evade Comancheros, discover a treasure, and wind up rich beyond their wildest dreams.
Paulsen, Gary. Call me Francis Tucket . Having separated from the one-armed trapper who taught him how to survive in the wilderness of the Old West, fifteen-year-old Francis gets lost and continues to have adventures involving dangerous men and a friendly mule.