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Book Review: Geronimo, by Robert M. Utley

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Esteemed Western historian Robert Utley turns his attention to the legendary Apache warrior-shaman Geronimo.

Book Review: The Last Camel Charge, by Forrest Bryant Johnson

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: Billy the Kid’s Writings, Words & Wit, by Gale Cooper

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: George Crook, by Paul Magid

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: Legal Executions in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma Including the Indian Territory, by R. Michael Wilson

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.

Book Review: The Great Bicycle Experiment, by Kay Moore

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: Forty-Seventh Star, by David V. Holtby

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

DVD Review: Standing Bear’s Footsteps, by NET

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: Here Lies Hugh Glass, by Jon T. Coleman

HistoryNet Staff | 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.

Book Review: Sam Sixkiller, by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 02, 2012 at 5:17 pm
Authors Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss present an overdue biography of Cherokee lawman Sam Sixkiller.

Book Review: Ho! For the Black Hills, edited by Paul L. Hedren

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 02, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Ho! For the Black Hills presents a trove of letters written by Jack Crawford, 19th-century newspaper correspondent and self-proclaimed "Poet Scout of the Black Hills."

Book Review: Apache Tactics, 1830–86, by Robert N. Watt

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 02, 2012 at 4:29 pm
In Apache Tactics, Indian wars scholar Robert Watt explores the strategy, conditioning and other attributes of this warrior tribe of the American Southwest.

DVD Review: Frontier Marshal, by 20th Century Fox

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 02, 2012 at 4:11 pm
In this new release of the fanciful 1939 version of Frontier Marshal, Randolph Scott portrays Wyatt Earp, Cesar Romero his friend Doc "Halliday."

Book Review: Indian War Veterans, by Jerome A. Greene

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm
Retired National Park Service historian Jerome A. Greene has put together an insightful collection of personal remembrances from soldiers who fought in the 19th-century Indian wars.

Book Review: Butch Cassidy, My Uncle, by Bill Betenson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm
Bill Betenson, whose great-great-uncle was the outlaw Butch Cassidy, paints a portrait of his infamous relative...who may have survived, the author says.

Book Review: Golden Age Western Comics, edited by Steven Brower

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm
Golden Age Western Comics offers a nostalgic, if incomplete, peek at the postwar boom in Western-themed comic books.
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