Paperback, 160 pg. The Wild West was a wide-open place that threw together a unique collection of speculators, farmers, soldiers, outlaws, mountain men, hide hunters and gunfighters. This is an account not only of how the West was won, but also how the West lived, worked, rested and entertained. There are accounts of great battles and Indian customs; the mountain man's life; equipment and clothing; the great white migrations across the plains; California's gold strike and stories of other famous mines from the Black Hills to the Klondike. Full of illustrations of clothing and original photographs.