The Story of the Pony Express
- An Account of the Most Remarkable Mail Service Ever in Existence, and Its Place in History
- Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
- Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-20-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks
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Glenn Danford Bradley (1884-1930) was an American author of late 19th and early 20th century. He concentrated on informative and historical work. His work deeply analyzed the subject.
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By SMH on 07-18-13
Good overview of the Express but dated and racist
What disappointed you about The Story of the Pony Express?
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.
Would you be willing to try another book from Glenn D. Bradley? Why or why not?
Probably not due to his attitude toward Native peoples.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
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 Disappointed by the outdated racist attitudes of the author, which jarred me out my enjoyment of the book.