Published: January 27, 2015 at 6:50 pm
Jeffrey Stuart Kerr delivers an absorbing history of Texas' state capital and the battle waged over its future by none other than Sam Houston, hero of San Jacinto and first president of the Republic of Texas, and his onetime vice president Mirabeau Lamar.
Published: January 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm
John Healy is one of those Westerners whose life touched on legend but went unsung, an oversight author Gordon Tolton hopes to remedy with this biography.
Published: January 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm
Following up on the work of mentor Eve Ball, Lynda Sánchez shares Apache legends and lore recorded by Mescalero-Lipan Percy Bigmouth.
Published: January 27, 2015 at 4:08 pm
David Johnson walks a limb with this neutral recounting of the extralegal activities of Texas' troublesome Horrell brothers.
Published: January 27, 2015 at 3:37 pm
Missouri native Joe Johnston explores the violent, lawless birth of his home state and the necessary role vigilante groups played in its settlement.
Published: January 27, 2015 at 3:24 pm
Sherry Monahan, president of Western Writers of America, tempts readers and eaters (and what readers aren't?) with dishes culled from original frontier recipes.
Published: January 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm
Director/actor Tommy Lee Jones recently said he wasn't particularly interested in making Westerns, and his latest release is certainly "unconventional."
Published: January 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm
An offshoot character of the popular Warner TV Western "Cheyenne," Bronco Layne rubbed elbows with historical figures of dubious authenticity.
Published: December 28, 2014 at 7:32 pm
That’s what Arizona Territory Chief Justice Charles G.W. French told reporters who flocked to Prescott after an 1883 water rights case erupted into a bloody courtroom brawl
Published: November 25, 2014 at 6:04 pm
The February 2015 issue of Wild West features stories about Annie Oakley lawsuits targeting William Randolph Hearst, the death of gunslinger James Leavy, personal ads on the frontier West, stagecoach visionary John Butterfield and Lillian Smith, the California sharpshooter who transformed herself into Wenona, the Indian Princess.
Published: November 25, 2014 at 5:58 pm
If you were able to attend Buffalo Bill's Wild West and take in just one attraction, what would it be: Annie Oakley shooting the ashes from husband Frank Butler's cigarette? Young sharpshooter Lillian Smith breaking glass balls with her .22? …
Published: November 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm
When longtime Wild West contributor Lee Silva died in August 2014, he left a big hole in the Wyatt Earp research field — and in this editor's heart
Published: November 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm
Young Lillian Smith was Annie Oakley’s rival as a trick-shot artist in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, but her most astonishing act was her transformation at age 30 into ‘Princess Wenona’
Published: November 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm
Colorado historian Jeff Broome’s latest Indian wars book relates Plains Indian depredations and settlers' claims during the Cheyenne War
Published: November 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm
Jack Sorenson, who boasts a unique background with stagecoaches, captures all the drama of an unfolding holdup in "The Attempt on the Stage"
Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Trailblazing frontier entrepreneur John Baptiste Richard (or "Reshaw") gets his historical due in this biography by Jefferson Glass.