First edition. 6 3/4" x 4 1/4" in olive green printed boards. 175 pp., preface, frontispiece and one illustration, contents. Bradley draws from a wide range of research, including Senate documents, to give a concise history of the Pony Express in an accessible and comprehensive manner. Information on its inception, its formation, successes, failures, facts, statistics, combined with many anecdotes and names of the people who were an integral part of this incredible entity which lasted but less than two years. From April 3, 1860 to October 1861, the Pony Express became the West's most direct means of east–west communication before the telegraph was established and was vital for tying the new state of California with the rest of the United States. Light shelf wear else very good plus.
Inventory Number: 40734