Wild West Reviews
Published: April 02, 2014 at 2:42 pm
Tombstone's 'Buckskin Frank': Nashville Franklyn Leslie, by Ben T. Traywick, Red
Marie's, Tombstone, Ariz., 2013, $12.50
The subhead of this new and greatly expanded version of a 1985 book by Ben Traywick, former town historian of Tombstone, Arizona, sounds …
Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm
U.S. Army Private Eddie Matthews' preserved letters, edited by former National Park Service historian Doug McChristian, offer both a glimpse into frontier life for a 19th-century soldier and a perspective on the era of westward expansion.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm
Overlooked in many histories of the many 19th-century Apache bands, the Lipans get their due in this book by Sherry Robinson.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm
Though Red Cloud's life is far from an "untold" story, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin offer fresh insights into the Lakota's chief's legendary exploits in this new biography.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:46 pm
Owen Matthews recounts the empire-building efforts of ambitious if largely forgotten Russian explorer Nikolai Rezanov.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:32 pm
Johnny Boggs breaks down the 75 big-screen films centered on Billy the Kid, arguably not a great one in the bunch ... yet.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Radio Rides the Range recalls the heyday of broadcast Westerns, which influenced and overlapped the introduction of TV Westerns and featured many of the same players.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Like the original Harper's Weekly, this compendium of the work of "special artists" Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier includes a wealth of images and solid text, capturing everyday life in the Old West.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 11:42 am
The third season of this comedic Western TV series was James Garner's last as the title character Maverick, much to the disappointment of its fans.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm
The Espinosa trio, who took a murderous rampage through central Colorado in 1863, is the subject of Charles Price's Season of Terror.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm
In Rush to Gold author Malcolm Rohrbough focuses on the French participants in the California Gold Rush, which drew fortune seekers from around the world.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:17 pm
American Indians and the Civil War accounts for the 20,000 Indian participants on both sides of that nation-splitting conflict.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm
Robert Barr Smith finds Outlaws both abhorrent and absorbing, at least from a literary standpoint, as his latest volume makes clear.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm
In Imagining Geronimo author William Clements explores the Apache leader in myth and his changing image as depicted through graphic arts, the written word and the silver screen.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm
W.C. Jameson relates the stories of two dozen lost treasures, 14 of them west of the Missouri River, in The Silver Madonna and Other Tales.
Published: October 01, 2013 at 1:02 pm
David Grassé profiles Commodore Perry Owens, the Tennessee-born Quaker and sometime cowboy turned seemingly fearless territorial enforcer.