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The Letters of Alfred R. Calhoun: Mojave Desert 1867-1868
Edited and annotated by John N. Marnell
Foreword by Dennis G. Casebier


Alfred R. Calhoun, sent letters back East while traveling with the Union Pacific Railway survey led by General William J. Palmer. Writing for The Press of Philadelphia, Calhoun was an astute and articulate recorder of events and people encountered in the wilds of the post-Civil War Desert West, although he was nearly ejected from his correspondent duties for sensational reporting.


First edition
218 pages
6.75" X 9.5"
Soft cover
Published April 2011
ISBN 978-0-914224-38-9

Letters of Alfred R. Calhoun

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