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Equus Rising: How the Horse Shaped U.S. History by Julia Soplop

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Thoroughly engrossing and compelling…

In this ambitious book about the powerful influence of horse on US history, Soplop delivers a gripping account of North American history, charting horse’s progression across the Great Plains. Registering the evolution of the horse, which started fifty-five million years ago, Soplop maps its extinction in North America, its reintroduction to the continent by the Spanish, the explosions of wild horses across the West, the emergence of the Comanche, the fearless indigenous warriors of North America, the arrival of Pony Express, and many more compelling facts and histories. Soplop’s writing is assured and her prose full of cohesion and clarity of purpose. Robert Spannring’s pen and ink illustrations are striking, and Soplop’s arresting photography adds further depth to the account. Soplop delivers a unique and enlightening portrait of horse’s role in development of the country. A fun and fascinating read, the book will make for a great resource book for classroom and library shelves.


Equus Rising: How the Horse Shaped U.S. History

By Julia Soplop

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Pub date May 16, 2020


Price $7.50 (USD) Kindle edition

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