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by Irving Stone

  • ISBN: 042510544X
  • Category: History
  • Author: Irving Stone
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Other formats: lrf lit mbr txt
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Berkley (March 15, 1987)
  • Pages: 576 pages
  • FB2 size: 1799 kb
  • EPUB size: 1949 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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Irving Stone was born in San Francisco on July 14, 1903. It is a tribute to the content and Irving Stone's craft that many of the passages are still familiar after 40 years, and that parts of the book flow like "page turners.

Irving Stone was born in San Francisco on July 14, 1903. He wrote several books in a genre that he coined the biographical novel, which recounted the lives of well-known historical figures. In these novels, Stone interspersed biography with fictional narrative on the psychology and private lives of his subjects. With current PC sensitivity the book could be criticized because Native Americans and women get second billing. On the first count, something is missing.

He describes the Far West as the "hero" of his story. I only wish that Irving Stone would have included a chapter on the noble tragedy of the handcart pioneers. I believe (perhaps in a biased way, as my ancestors were a part of it), Stone would have concluded that, in the actions of those pioneers and their rescuers, the Men Matched the Mountains. Stone shows us these people in the context of their time, he judges them by that same measure, and he refuses to allow modern sensitivities denigrate truly courageous and noble acts.

The Monumental Saga of the Winning of America’s Far West. America called for greatnes. nd got it. There is nothing in history to match the stories of these men who braved wilderness to bring new nation to the shores of the Pacific. Also by Irving Stone. See all books by Irving Stone. Category: North American World History 19th Century . Irving Stone was born in San Francisco in 1903. In these novels, Stone interspersed biography with fictional narrative on the.

book by Irving Stone. A collection of stories which provides an insight into the colorful and diverse personalities of the settlers who helped tame America's Far West. Our most acclaimed author of biographical and historical fiction has turned his magnificent talent to telling America's most colorful and exciting story-the opening of the Far West

Remembering America: A Sampler of the WPA American Guide Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985. Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West 1840–1900. Garden City: Doubleday, 1956. Stover, John F. American Railroads.

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Irving Stone was born Irving Tenenbaum in San Francisco, California on July 14, 1903. He won a Western Spur Award for Men to Match My Mountains. He died on August 26, 1989 at the age of 86. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1923 and a master's degree from the University of Southern California in 1924. He was known for his historically accurate fictionalized biographies. His first book, Lust for Life, was published in 1934. Библиографические данные. Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West 1840-1900 Mainstream of America series.

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Irving Stone wrote The Agony and the Ecstasy, Men to Match My Mountains: The Monumental Saga of the Winning of America's Far West, Lust for Life, The President's Lady: A Novel about Rachel and Andrew Jackson, The Passions of the Mind: A Novel of Sigmund Freud, The Origin.

Irving Stone wrote The Agony and the Ecstasy, Men to Match My Mountains: The Monumental Saga of the Winning of America's Far West, Lust for Life, The President's Lady: A Novel about Rachel and Andrew Jackson, The Passions of the Mind: A Novel of Sigmund Freud, The Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin, and Depths of Glory.

Acclaimed author of biographical and historical fiction Irving Stone turns his magnificent talent to telling America’s most colorful and exciting story—the opening of the Far West. Men to Match My Mountains is a true historical masterpiece, an unforgettable pageant of giants—men like John Sutter, whose dream of paradise was shattered by the California Gold Rush; Brigham Young and the Mormons, who tamed the desert with Bible texts; and the silver kings and the miners, who developed Nevada’s Comstock Lode and settled the Rockies. America called for greatness...and got it. There is nothing in history to match the stories of these men who braved wilderness to bring new nation to the shores of the Pacific.
Reviews about Men to Match My Mountains: The Monumental Saga of the Winning of America's Far West (7):
Morad
The settling of the US west. Wow, what a story. Fascinating and courageous people. Railroads through the Rockies, gold in them there hills, pony express. Just great stuff. But it is the real story not the Holiwood version. Great History! loved it.
Ynye
Men to Match My Mountains by Irving Stone is a true delight for anyone who enjoys history and is familiar with the western United States. The book focuses on the time period from 1840 to 1900, and the now states of Colorado, Utah, Nevada and California. At the beginning of this epic tale, the area has none of the present boundaries and is mostly empty of Europeans, with the minor exception of California. At the end of the tale there are four states admitted to the Union. In many ways the California Trail is the central character of the story. At the beginning of the tale, nobody knows how to get from Missouri to California by land, or back. At the east end, the South Pass in now Wyoming is known as a good route through the Rocky Mountains, one which had not been discovered by Lewis and Clark. Nobody has even tried to get a wagon through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to California. At the west end, the few people of European origin in California have come by ship or north by land from Mexico. Two things then happen in quick succession and just the right order. First, a few wagon trains of Emigrants from the east discover the best route through the Sierra Nevada Mountains via the now called Donner Pass. Second, gold is discovered to the west of the Donner Pass, stimulating an avalanche of people from the eastern US into California via the California Trail through the Donner Pass. How would history have unfolded if gold were discovered in California, but people from the eastern US did not have privileged access by land? There was already one owner, Mexico, and other potential suitors besides the US. Just something to ponder now as US Interstate 80 approximately follows the California Trail through South Pass and Donner Pass.

Men to Match My Mountains is packed with memorable characters - John Sutter, John Freemont, Brigham Young, H.A.W. Tabor, Baby Doe, Collis Huntington, Charles Crocker, and many others. Many of the chapters stand on their own as colorful vignettes. It is also packed with unforgettable places, some now ghost towns, others prospering - Sutter's Fort, Virginia City, San Francisco, Cripple Creek, Leadville, Denver, etc.

I first read Men to Match My Mountains back in the early 1970's, about 15 years after its first publication in 1956. At that time I had moved from the east to live in California and was drawn to its tales about my new home state. I now re-read it in 2014, finding it equally fascinating. It is a tribute to the content and Irving Stone's craft that many of the passages are still familiar after 40 years, and that parts of the book flow like "page turners." With current PC sensitivity the book could be criticized because Native Americans and women get second billing. On the first count, something is missing. On the latter count, the West during its most colorful episodes of mining camps, railroad construction, and politics was indeed predominantly male. John Sutter, it is alleged, came all the way from Switzerland to establish his fort near now Sacramento, in part, to get away from his wife. The Mormon settlement in now Utah was completely male dominated. There and elsewhere women are often mentioned where present, but seldom given significant voice.

Men to Match My Mountains is a good read about a uniquely colorful and amazing period In history. While other, earlier, migratory periods were no doubt equally amazing, arguably few have been as well documented or captured as readable history. A fascinating character at the very end of Stone's book is publisher Hubert Bancroft, who became obsessed with collecting all that was written about the West. Bancroft eventually assembled a library of sixty thousand volumes of original source material, for which he built a fire-proof storage building, and which he then processed into many volumes of historical analysis. His library was eventually purchased by the University of California in 1905. We are indebted not just to Stone, but also to Bancroft for our literary access to this amazing tale.
Zeks Horde
Wonderful, true stories of westward expansion of the U.S. Makes one appreciate pioneers' determination, stamina, and sometimes pure luck in surviving conditions in which they lived. One of my all time favorite books! Read it to your children, and relate it to your own family history, if true.
My Antonia, by Willa Cather, is another good book for bringing pioneer days to life for Great Plains residents.
Pumpit
The stories are one sitter readings unless you have a short attention span. They get right to the point, from the writers point of view. One must remember, they are an opinion of what happened from a point of view. From another viewpoint, it could be a different story. There is a bit of hearsay in many of the stories that were not witnessed from the writer's point of view. However, this is an outstanding slice of history.
Aiata
Wonderfully researched book about the men who opened up our American west. Engaging, beautifully written, and a great way to learn out an important time in our nation's maturing process.
Dagdatus
Best history of California and the west.
Whitebinder
This is a great history of the Americans that came west and what they had to go through. Very good read.
This is one of the best books written on the Mountain Men. Great flow and fun reading.

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