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H. W. Brands | Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

H. W. Brands will read from and sign his new historical nonfiction book, Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West

In Dreams of El Dorado, H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the settling of the American West. He takes us from John Jacob Astor’s fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, 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 their stay-at-home cousins to shame-and how those same dreams also drove them to outrageous acts of violence against indigenous peoples and one another. The West was where riches would reward the miner’s persistence, the cattleman’s courage, the railroad man’s enterprise; but El Dorado was at least as elusive in the West as it ever was in the East.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541672529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - October 22nd, 2019