A poetic documentary of old western history. Written to be read. Always embracing the times and the people. Holding up a mirror that tells it like it was! This book is an interesting read for people who are not even into old west history or poetry. One hundred poems divided into sixteen topics such as The Gunfighters, The Women, The Miners, and The Native Americans; the book lends itself to stop and go reading. Each poem tells a story, each section tells related stories, and the whole book tells the total story of the the Old West.