West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride Of The Pony Express
by Jim DeFelice
- Best of 2018, American History , For Him
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In the spring of 1860, two Americans conceived of an audacious plan for linking the nation’s two coasts using a relay system of daring horseback riders to ferry mail and small packages halfway across a continent in just ten days. All that stood in the way were 1,900 miles of dauntingly inhospitable terrain. Many deemed their revolutionary scheme impossible, but the Pony Express succeeded—and on the eve of the Civil War, became a vital link between the territories and the Union.
Jim DeFelice, co-author of the #1 The New York Times bestseller American Sniper, traveled the entire route in a quest to trace its history. Rich in character and detail, his remarkable narrative cements the Pony Express as an enduring symbol of the American ethos.
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|Release Date:||May 8, 2018|