Everyday Life in the Wild West Review

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The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the Wild West from 1840-1900
Candy Moulton
Writer's Digest Books, March 1999.
Hardcover, 325 pages.
ISBN: 0898798701

The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the Wild West from 1840-1900 by Candy Moulton

This historical reference for writers provides information on living in the Old West that would normally require several trips to the library to find. The book covers various aspects of the days of living in the Wild West including geography, land ownership, Native American territories, treaties, wars, clothing, food, architecture, furnishing, marriage, family, medicine, education, employment, entertainment, literature, language, travel, communication, crime, law, coins and money. The book also provides a guide to additional resources on the Old West, including website links and a comprehensive chronology of events that occurred in the Old West between 1840-1900.

This book presents historical information in a manner appropriate to writers by focusing on the lifestyle, so writers can easily find what they need and incorporate the concepts into their nonfiction, story or novel. A comprehensive resource that should be on every historical writer's desk.

Ordering information: Amazon.com.

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