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David Dary
David Dary

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David Dary is the author of more than a dozen previous books including The Buffalo Book, Cowboy Culture, Entrepreneurs of the Old West, Seeking Pleasure in the Old West, Red Blood and Black Ink, The Santa Fe Trail, The Oregon Trail, and True Tales of the Prairies and Plains. He is the recipient of two Wrangler Awards from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, two Western Writers of America Spur Awards, the WWA's Wister Owen Award for lifetime achievement, the Westerners International Best Nonfiction Book Award, and the Oklahoma Center for the Book 2008 Arrell Gibson Award for lifetime achievement... Read More

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Frontier Medicine
From the ATlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941
Written by David Dary


Format: Trade Paperback, 402 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $18.00

In this intriguing narrative, David Dary charts how American medicine has evolved since 1492, when New World settlers first began combining European remedies with the traditional practices of the native populations. It’s a story filled with colorful characters, from quacks and con artists to heroic healers and ingenious medicine men, and... Read more >
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Frontier Medicine

Written by David Dary


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $13.99

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The Oregon Trail
An American Saga
Written by David Dary


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $21.99

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