The Beale Road: Edward Fitzgerald Beale and the Great Camel Expedition (Paperback)
No fiction here You want the real story on a cross country journey with inventory of men, mules, wagons, supplies, weapons and the great peril all faced? With notes added to clarify. A day to day journal written by Americas most unsung hero, with great accuracy, with occasional humor, as Edward Fitzgerald Beale led the camel expedition from Ft. Defiance to the Colorado river. His task: survey the possibility of the first wagon road across America's vast desert, locate water and forage, assess the Indian threat. And keep his men and animals alive. If you're a writer of the west, this is a MUST HAVE.