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Game Review: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, by Ubisoft

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:03 am
Gunslinger, the latest entry in Ubisoft's Call of Juarez series, offers good gunplay and an interesting blend of fact and fiction, even if the plots are hit and miss.

Book Review: The Last Ride of the James-Younger Gang, by Sean McLachlan

Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:33 pm
Author Sean McLachlan and Osprey Publishing offer an in-depth analysis of the infamous robbery attempt, notable for extensive use of photos, maps, and graphics.

The Lost Cause: The Trials of Frank and Jesse James, by James P. Muehlberger

Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm
Jesse James on trial? Well, yes, sort of. Author James P. Muehlberger explores the only civil lawsuit ever filed against the James brothers.

Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, by Ann Kirschner

Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm
“The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a love story, fought over Josephine Marcus, a woman of beauty and spunk barely out of her teens..." says author Ann Kuschner.

Book Review: Shot All to Hell, by Mark Lee Gardner

Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm
Even readers familiar with earlier books on the Northfield bank raid will delight in the exciting yet smooth way the intriguing story plays out in the hands of author Mark Gardner.

Terrible Justice: Sioux Chiefs and U.S. Soldiers on the Upper Missouri, 1854-1868, by Doreen Chaky

Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm
North Dakota journalist and scholar Doreen Chaky crafts a thoroughly detailed and mutually sympathetic overview of the Sioux conflict before 1870.

Book Review: He Rode With Butch and Sundance, by Mark T. Smokov

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm
Author Mark Smokov makes the case that Harvey Logan (aka Kid Curry) was not just another member of the Wild Bunch under Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Book Review: The Last Outlaws, by Thom Hatch

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm
Author Thom Hatch delivers a dual biography of Butch and Sundance, notorious outlaws as inseparable in life as in death.

Book Review: Colorado’s Landmark Hotels, by Linda R. Wommack

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 30, 2013 at 4:36 pm
Author Linda Wommack profiles 30 of Colorado's classic landmark hotels, 22 of which opened their doors in the 19th century.

Book Review: With Golden Visions Bright Before Them, by Will Bagley

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 30, 2013 at 3:47 pm
With Golden Visions, Will Bagley's second volume of a three-part series on the overland trails, again draws on thorough research to carry the reader along with the wagons west.

Book Review: Custer, by Larry McMurtry

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm
Author and popular novelist Larry McMurtry applies his storytelling skills to a short biography of George Armstrong Custer, though he covers little new ground.

Book Review: Canadians With Custer, by Mary Thomas

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 6:07 pm
Author Mary Thomas traces the military careers of 17 Canadians who served in the7th U.S. Cavalry, weaving the profiles into a narrative of George Custer's activities from 1866 to the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Book Review: Custer Catastrophe at the Little Big Horn 1876, compiled by Richard Upton

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm
Editor Richard Upton has compiled a selection of early accounts of the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Book Review: Deliverance From the Little Big Horn, by Joan Nabseth Stevenson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm
Author Joan Stevenson pays long-overdue homage to Henry Porter, the surviving 7th Cavalry surgeon who treated the wounded in the wake of the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Book Review: Modoc Vengeance, by Daniel Woodhead III

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm
In his self-published Modoc Vengeance, author Daniel Woodhead III draws on period newspaper reports to paint a candid picture of the 1873 Modoc War.

Movie Review: Django Unchained, by The Weinstein Co.

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 4:20 pm
Django earns the handle "fastest gun in the South," even if director Quentin Tarantino spends too long in the saddle getting him there.
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