I wanted to like this as I've always been fascinated by the Pony Express. Most of it was quite good but it's fairly racist in places (for example referring to Native Americans as savages). It also glorifies the taking of land for the civilized peoples (i.e. white settlers). Disappointing. To be fair, the author died in 1930 so unfortunately his attitudes are par for the course for his era. Look elsewhere for your history.
Probably not due to his attitude toward Native peoples.
Impressed by what was accomplished by the Pony Express. Disappointed by the outdated racist attitudes of the author, which jarred me out my enjoyment of the book.
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