Wild West Reviews
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 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, …
Published: July 30, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Roadside History of Illinois, by Stan Banash, Mountain Press Publishing Co., Missoula, Mont., 2013, $20
OK, so Illinois is not in the West as we now know it, but this book (illustrated with 120 black-and-white photos) is loaded with …
Published: July 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm
The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West, by Andrew R. Graybill, Liveright, New York, 2013, $28.95
On the bitterly cold dawn of January 23, 1870, Major Eugene Baker and his 2nd U.S. Cavalry command …
Published: July 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm
Two Winters in a Tipi: My Search for the Soul of the Forest, by Mark Warren, Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, Conn., 2012, $15.95
As enticing looking as the cover of this book is, an …
Published: July 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm
Southern Arizona Cemeteries, by Jane Eppinga, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S.C., 2014, $21.99
One can get a taste of pioneer life by visiting the grave sites of settlers. When it comes to the pioneer past in her favorite state, Arizona …
Published: July 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm
A Million Ways to Die in the West, distributed by Universal Pictures, 116 minutes, Rated R, 2014
This Western spoof does not show us a million ways to die on the 19th-century frontier, but it shows us enough—gunfire, poison, disease, …
Published: May 29, 2014 at 2:20 pm
Author Jeff Broome takes a fresh look at a series of well-known Indian wars clashes he collectively refers to as the "Cheyenne War."