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Book Review: American Indian Tribes of the Southwest, by Michael G. Johnson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 01, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Michael G. Johnson's provides a compact summation of the Southwest tribes in this latest title of Osprey's Men-at-Arms series.

Movie Review: The Lone Ranger

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 01, 2013 at 11:51 am
In this postmodern take on the classic TV series, director Gore Verbinski throws in everything and the kitchen sink but still shoots wide of any particular audience.

Book Review: Texas Ranger John B. Jones, by Rick Miller

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:58 am
In his award-winning biography of John B. Jones, author Rick Miller also paints a vivid picture of the Texas Rangers' heyday.

Book Review: American El Dorado, by Ron Elliott

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:49 am
In his new book American El Dorado, Ron Elliott exposes the infamous 1872 diamond hoax, keeping the facts straight while creating dialogue to flesh out the dupes and perpetrators.

Book Review: Wyatt Earp, by Andrew C. Isenberg

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:36 am
Andrew Isenberg presents compelling arguments about celebrated lawman Wyatt Earp's flawed character, but he falls short of proving his premise that Earp led a vigilante life.

DVD Review: Sugarfoot: The Complete First Season

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:18 am
Actor Will Hutchins portrayed the sarsaparilla-drinking, easy-to-blush, gunless but forthright and honest Sugarfoot in this offbeat 1950s TV Western.

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.
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