H.W. Brands - Dreams of El Dorado


A History of the American West, a Book Talk & Signing

H. W. Brands is a New York Times bestselling author and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography for The First American and Traitor to His Class. He will discuss and sign Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West ($32.00 Basic Books). In Dreams of El Dorado, Brands 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.


This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

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Event date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541672529
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Basic Books - October 22nd, 2019
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