The mountain men

by Collins, James L., 1945-

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j F592 .C68 1996
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j F592 .C68 1996
The Lore of the Old West is still a powerful one. Author Jim Collins brings to life the men who helped create that lore and whose stories are as absorbing and involving today as they were last century.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-6. Collins presents biographical sketches of an unusual but interesting fraternity, famous mountain men who explored the Old West: John Colter, Manuel Lisa, Jedediah Smith, Jim Bridger, James Beckwourth, Tom Fitzpatrick, and Christopher "Kit" Carson. The biographies are brief, but Collins still manages to capture the fearless (and sometimes ruthless) nature of the men and makes clear the importance of their work to the settlement of the West. The multicultural purview is a nice feature; the design is attractive, with extensive use of clear, well-captioned photographs; and Collins' text is easy to read. A useful addition to libraries needing information on westward expansion, explorers, or western history. --Chris Sherman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Fur traders -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Trappers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Explorers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- History -- To 1848 -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860 -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Franklin Watts,1996
Language English
Description 63 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 59) and index.
ISBN 0531202291
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