Top Secret Files: The Wild West: Secrets, Strange Tales, and Hidden Facts about the Wild West

Bandits, lawmen, six shooters, bank robberies, and cowboys were all a part of the Wild West But so were camels, buried treasure, and gun slinging dentists Dive into strange tales like the mysterious Cave of Gold, filled with ancient skeletons, and Rattle Snake Dick s lost fortune Discover the truth about notorious legends like Jesse James, Buffalo Bill, former spy turneBandits, lawmen, six shooters, bank robberies, and cowboys were all a part of the Wild West But so were camels, buried treasure, and gun slinging dentists Dive into strange tales like the mysterious Cave of Gold, filled with ancient skeletons, and Rattle Snake Dick s lost fortune Discover the truth about notorious legends like Jesse James, Buffalo Bill, former spy turned bandit Belle Star, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Then, learn why it s unlucky to have a dead man s hand when playing cards and how to talk like a real cowpoke It s all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files The Wild West Take a look if you dare, but be careful Some secrets are meant to stay hidden
Top Secret Files The Wild West Secrets Strange Tales and Hidden Facts about the Wild West Bandits lawmen six shooters bank robberies and cowboys were all a part of the Wild West But so were camels buried treasure and gun slinging dentists Dive into strange tales like the mysterious C

  • Title: Top Secret Files: The Wild West: Secrets, Strange Tales, and Hidden Facts about the Wild West
  • Author: Stephanie Bearce
  • ISBN: 9781618214621
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Top Secret Files: The Wild West: Secrets, Strange Tales, and Hidden Facts about the Wild West”

    1. I have read several books in this series and this is one of my favorites. Non-fiction text reads like fiction-sure to hook the middle grade reader. Full of recipes, activities, and fun facts. A "must have" for school and classroom libraries.

    2. So apparently this is a kids' series? I am just now discovering this from . Really I should've known it from the cover. Anyway, it's a pretty neat series, as near as I can tell from this one example.The full title is Top Secret Files: The Wild West: Secrets, Strange Tales, and Hidden Facts about the Wild West, and it really does live up to the title, insofar as books aimed at children usually are. There were even a few stories I hadn't heard, like the one about Rattlesnake Dick's lost fortune (t [...]

    3. Camels pulling covered wagons? Vinegar pie!? From cattle drives to shoot-outs, readers will be drawn in by the many interesting details about life in the early days of the west in TOP SECRET FILES: THE WILD WEST. Having grown up playing cowboys and cowgirls, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the facts behind the fiction of the ‘wild west.’ Young cowpokes will learn the ‘Cowboy Code’ and have fun trying out their own cowboy skills. They'll read about the 'good guys' as well as some of the more [...]

    4. The Wild West stretched from Montana and South Dakota all the way down to Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Because this huge region was so sparsely populated and law enforcement couldn’t police every corner, cowboys developed their codes and towns like Tombstone would hire gunfighters to protect the streets. This Top Secret title keeps its promise of sharing strange tales and hidden facts, showing how the Wild West was a place of risk and opportunity where former slaves had the chance to be judg [...]

    5. Stephanie Bearce’s “Top Secret Files” series proves just how interesting history can be. These books are jam-packed with fascinating facts that will inform and entertain any age.This latest installment gives the real stories behind such legends as Buffalo Bill, Butch Cassidy, and OSU’s mascot Pistol Pete. It explains the purpose behind traditional cowboy garb, details the Pony Express, and describes the Army’s experimental use of camels to help settle the west. Each section includes ha [...]

    6. I received a copy of this book through giveaways. This does not influence my review in any way. This is the second of the Top Secret Files books that I've read and I loved it. This book is a fun way to incorporate history into pleasure reading. I shared this book with my kid brother (10) and he is thoroughly enjoying it as well. I was learning things I never knew before and brushed up on some things from my school days. I've said it before but I strongly believe this book is perfect for the cla [...]

    7. This is a nonfiction book, with many tales of the Wild West. However, it can get repetitive at times, as several stories within it are basically identical. Included are Buffalo Bill, the Sundance Kid and Pistol Pete. I personally liked the activities included and the history within. Activities include making treasure maps and designing era-fitting symbols. I would recommend it for 9-12, as there is lots of violence and other scary things not meant for youngest children, but it is short and too s [...]

    8. I won this book in a Giveaway. Great little book. Hits all of the highlights of the heyday of the Wild West and gives a concise, yet thorough, synopsis of each of the Wild West headliners as well as some relatively unknowns. Geared for middle school aged readers, but is intelligently written and serious without being stuffy. Brings the days of Buffalo Bill and Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid to life with fun facts as well as background history. Some of the little known facts are obscure, but int [...]

    9. This was a LibraryThing giveaway. I love Stephanie Bearce’s books because even though they’re geared for kids adults can learn a lot from them as well. The well-known characters are present, in this case Western legends, but there are also Pistol Pete, Stagecoach Mary, Cathay Williams, and Bass Reeves who was the basis for the Lone Ranger. There are also the interactive sections of her books. In this one you can create your own brand, make your own chuck wagon grub, or practice roping a broo [...]

    10. This was such a fun book to read! The stories are fresh, informative, and well written. This isn't boring history. It's history-come-to-life. Plus it has Wild West recipes and activities for the kids!

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