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Book Review: Seat of Empire, by Jeffrey Stuart Kerr

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.

Book Review: Healy's West, by Gordon E. Tolton

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.

Book Review: Apache Legends & Lore of Southern New Mexico, by Lynda A Sánchez

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.

Book Review: The Horrell Wars, by David Johnson

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.

Book Review: Necessary Evil, by Joe Johnston

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.

Book Review: Frontier Fare, by Sherry Monahan

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.

Movie Review: The Homesman, by EuropaCorp

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."

DVD Review: Bronco, by Warner Archive

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.

Disorder in the Court: 'The Lamentable Occurence'

Dorothy Daniels Anderson | 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

Wild West - February 2015 - Table of Contents

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.

Wild West Discussion - February 2015

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? …

Letter From Wild West - February 2015

Gregory Lalire | 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

Lillian Smith: The On-Target 'California Girl'

Julia Bricklin | 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’

Interview With Colorado Historian Jeff Broome

Kellen Cutsforth | 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

Jack Sorenson - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | 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"

Book Review: Reshaw, by Jefferson Glass

HistoryNet Staff | 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.
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