New York: Broadway/ Random House, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight 8vo, 270pp. Near Fine / near fine. Item #17460
The intensely interesting story of the Pony Express - the first mail delivery from St. Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA. The newspaper ad in 1860 read: "Wanted, young, skinny, wiry fellows, not over 18. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily, orphans preferred.