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Christopher Corbett's Orphans Preferred is the best book thus far to tackle the Pony Express.
I would highly recommend Orphans Preferred to any who would seek to better understand this singular period of individualism, freedom and hope in our human history.
He collects information from many sources, and it is clear that a great deal of research went into compiling the final text.
Informative. Glad I read it. I prefer a different type of font and size font to read. Didn't grip me. That said, the history buff in me compelled me to finish.Published 14 months ago by David Scott Rogers
The whole thing lasted a year and a half, it bankrupted the large company that funded it, and it really wasn’t all that popular (at least with paying customers). Read morePublished 14 months ago by C. P. Anderson
It is too bad there were not better records kept. There are many more individuals that should be mentioned in the making of this book.Published on January 18, 2013 by John W. Chaney
Purchased with no regret. Shipped as promised and as expected. Was a good read for sure. I'd recommend it for equally motivated folks.
I read this through, but it was painful. There is a lot of interesting material to work with. (Having lived in Wyoming, I like frontier history. Read morePublished on November 9, 2011 by Barbara Mcclatchey
I almost gave this just four stars because it does tend to jerk a bit and goes into topics that are not specifically related to the topic at hand. Read morePublished on August 2, 2009 by Charles Wm Anderson @wordpress
So, the story of the Pony Express is much bigger than the truth. The American frontier is fable land, and legends surround the westward expansion of the United States. Read morePublished on June 12, 2009 by M. Heiss
While explaining the dichotomy of legend and fact surrounding a short-lived business venture which has come to dominate our national imagination, Christopher Corbett illuminates... Read morePublished on December 5, 2008 by Bob Faulkner