Alex Capus


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A Journey through the Ghost Towns of the Wild West
  • date of publication: 30.07.2012
  • 80 Pages
  • Hanser Verlag
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-3-446-24084-1
  • Deutschland: 12,00 €
  • Österreich: 12,40 €

Whenever Alex Capus goes travelling, he fetches up in one-horse settlements that remind him of his hometown, Olten. His trip to the Wild West is no exception: he spends his nights in ghost towns, goes down abandoned silver mines and scours Death Valley for traces of stagecoach robbers. And he chances on the most outlandish stories: in Bodie, gravediggers were forced to blast out plots with dynamite; in Skidoo, Hootch Simpson was hanged twice before he was beheaded; and in Tusaya, the Zuni Indians led the Spanish invaders a merry dance. The last leg of his voyage takes the author to Flagstaff, Arizona, where he discovers that the legendary Route 66 is little more than an old camel track.

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Italy (EDT), UK / USA (Haus Publishing)




Alex Capus: Skidoo (Buchtrailer)

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