How British Aristocrats Staked a Claim to the American West
Hardback 352pp Illustrated 240x164mm
9780715643723   Product Code: 19282
From the 1830s onwards, a succession of British aristocrats headed for the American West, taking with them their valets, their dogs - and their prejudices. This sparkling account describes the newcomers' experiences as they crossed the country to meet Native Americans, hunt buffalo and build cattle empires. Packed with lively incident and colourful personalities, it also charts their reception by Americans often less than pleased at the return of their former colonial overlords.