Published: October 03, 2014 at 11:55 am
In 1856 Mormon leader Brigham Young beckoned companies of faithful Saints across the Plains to Utah Territory tethered to these ‘two-wheeled torture devices’—with disastrous results
Published: October 03, 2014 at 11:14 am
Author and former National Park historian Jerome Greene takes the most even-handed look yet at the 1890 battle and subsequent slaughter on South Dakota's Wounded Knee Creek.
Published: October 03, 2014 at 11:05 am
Overland trail writer Will Bagley relates the history of South Pass, the most significant portal through the Rocky Mountains to the American far West.
Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:55 am
Larry Ball digs deep to separate the real man from the myth in this biography of cowhand, prospector, packer, scout, Pinkerton agent and range detective Tom Horn.
Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:43 am
In his latest offering Cochise scholar Edwin Sweeney presents a wealth of firsthand accounts of the Apache chief.
Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:37 am
Jared Orsi's biography of Zebulon Pike seeks to rejuvenate the reputation of the once-celebrated explorer.
Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:29 am
Both on paper and in person Alvin Lynn tracked Kit Carson's participation in the 1864 First Battle of the Adobe Walls.
Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:19 am
In Fights on the Little Horn, Gordon Harper condenses decades of research into a thorough and sometimes contentious account of Custer's Last Stand and related clashes in that 1876 campaign.
Published: October 03, 2014 at 9:58 am
Robert Watt's new Osprey title Apache Warrior focuses on the revered and feared Chiricahuas of the American Southwest.
Published: October 03, 2014 at 9:40 am
Gunslingers and America's Wild West take very different, and uniquely satisfying, approaches to relate the history of the West's most celebrated figures.
Published: July 31, 2014 at 12:12 pm
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A Tale of Two Sadies
By Roger Jay
Before she hooked up with Wyatt Earp for the rest of his life, Josephine Sarah "Sadie" Marcus knew …
Published: July 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm
A 2014 Western movie spoof suggests there were a million ways to die in the West. So far we’ve only counted 642, but we’re still working on it. What do you consider the best and worst ways one could have died on the Western frontier (of a heart attack in bed with Sadie Mansfield has already been taken, and we won’t say if that was best or worst)?
Published: July 30, 2014 at 3:39 pm
‘It was as cold-blooded and foul a murder as has been recorded,’ Texas lawyer Will McLaury wrote after brothers Tom and Frank fell in the gunfight near the O.K. Corral
Published: July 30, 2014 at 3:25 pm
Buffalo Bill on the Silver Screen: The Films of William F. Cody, by Sandra K. Sagala, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2013, $24.95
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody—Pony Express rider, Army scout, buffalo hunter, Wild West showman and…film star? …
Published: July 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm
A Lawless Breed: John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and Violence in the Wild West, by Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown, University of North Texas Press, Denton, 2013, $29.95
The first time I heard the irresistibly catchy tune and …
Published: July 30, 2014 at 3:14 pm
Doc Holliday in Film and Literature, by Shirley Ayn Linder, McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C., 2014, $40
"Doc Holliday spent most of his life dying"—that's the fine first line of the introduction to a book that will interest Georgians, …