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More Zeal Than Discretion: The Westward Adventures of Walter P. Lane

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Walter P. Lane emigrated from Ireland as a young boy, fought in three wars, sailed the Texas coast with a privateer, and traveled to California and Arizona in search of gold. What drove this man, who in many ways typifies the adventurers who contributed to the westward expansion in the United States during the early nineteenth century? Through his mining of personal papers, memoirs, contemporary sources, and archived collections, Jimmy L. Bryan Jr. has produced a comprehensive portrait of the man who charged across the ...

More Zeal Than Discretion: The Westward Adventures of Walter P. Lane 2008, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9781603440707

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