Wild West Reviews
Published: January 31, 2013 at 12:51 pm
Catherine Holder Spude unravels myth from man in her biography of turn-of-the-century Skagway, Alaska, crime boss Soapy Smith.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 12:41 pm
In this well-researched, lively biography John Boessenecker gives oft-overlooked Western lawman Bob Paul his due.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 12:29 pm
Dennis Drabelle's Great American Railroad War looks at the war of words waged by 19th-century columnists against the capitalists behind construction of the transcontinental railroad.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 11:52 am
Paul Lee Johnson delves into the background of the McLaury brothers, best known for dying at the hands of the Earps and Doc Holliday during that infamous 1881 Tombstone gunfight.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 11:40 am
Published by the Lincoln County Historical Society, this volume paints a fuller portrait of the denizens of a district primarily known for Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and an infamous range war.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 11:06 am
Michael Cimino's plodding, sermonizing plot tests viewers' patience at times, though his cinematography offers some redemption for this new cut of Heaven's Gate.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Esteemed Western historian Robert Utley turns his attention to the legendary Apache warrior-shaman Geronimo.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm
In The Last Camel Charge, Forrest Bryant Johnson deftly weaves the story of the U.S. Camel Corps, the Army's improbable attempt to field camels in the desert Southwest.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm
Gale Cooper applies her unique brand of revisionist history in Billy the Kid’s Writings, Words & Wit.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm
Paul Magid has completed the first book of a two-volume authoritative biography of George Crook, notable general of the Civil War and Indian wars.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm
This volume of Legal Executions is the latest by R. Michael Wilson, perhaps the most knowledgeable researcher on the subject of Old West hangings.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Kay Moore's Great Bicycle Experiment explores the short-lived, adventurous military exploits of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm
In Forty-Seventh Star, David Holtby relates New Mexico's years-long struggle for statehood, marked by boosterism, capitalism and down-and-dirty partisan politics.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm
Standing Bear's Footsteps relates the story of the Ponca Indian chief who defied the government to bury his son on tribal lands.
Published: October 02, 2012 at 5:33 pm
Jon Coleman bites off all he can chew in Here Lies Hugh Glass, an ambitious treatise on American exceptionalism centered around the 19th-century mauling of mountain man Glass.
Published: October 02, 2012 at 5:17 pm
Authors Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss present an overdue biography of Cherokee lawman Sam Sixkiller.