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Interview With Civil War Historian James McPherson

Published: February 25, 2015 at 4:13 pm
As the sesquicentennial of the Civil War draws to a close, historian James McPherson urges Americans to retain the lessons from that nation-shaping conflict.

Book Review: The Longest Afternoon, by Brendan Simms

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 25, 2015 at 1:06 pm
The Longest Afternoon is Cambridge University professor Brendan Simms' detailed account of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo defense of the stone farmhouse La Haye Sainte.

Book Review: Home Squadron, by James C. Rentfrow

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 25, 2015 at 12:34 pm
In his book Home Squadron, James Rentfrow relates the late 19th century transformation of the U.S. Navy into a fleet with global reach.

The Constitution's Last Victory

Tom and Gena Metcalf | Published: January 30, 2015 at 1:25 pm
Old Ironsides’ dramatic final battle in the War of 1812 marked the end of British naval dominance and the emergence of a confident new competitor

Wild West Discussion - April 2015

Published: January 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm
Big names participated in the birth, growth, independence and identity of 19th-century Texas, but who made the biggest impression: Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, David Crockett, William B. Travis, Jim Bowie, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mirabeau Lamar, Sul Ross, …

Stagecoach Attacks—Roll ’em

Gregory Michno | Published: January 29, 2015 at 3:16 pm
Think all those action-packed film scenes of Indian warriors chasing the lone stage were pure Hollywood hokum? Well, think again, as such attacks did happen in the real West

Interview With Author Lynda A. Sánchez

Candy Moulton | Published: January 29, 2015 at 12:46 pm
In her latest book New Mexico author Lynda A. Sánchez delves further into the history of the Apache people

Frederic Remington - Art of the West

Kellen Cutsforth | Published: January 29, 2015 at 11:27 am
Frederic Remington rendered "Border Patrol" en grisaille, a technique that better enabled engravers to faithfully duplicate an artist’s work

Wild West - April 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: January 29, 2015 at 10:13 am
In the April issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Fort Smith (Ark.) hangman George Maledon, a revised version of a past article, a discredited photo of Victorio, Bitterroot Valley chinooks and Paris, Texas

Letter From Wild West - April 2015

Gregory Lalire | Published: January 29, 2015 at 9:47 am
Were stagecoach attacks by Indians the stuff of Hollywood drama? No, says Indian wars historian Gregory Michno, who relates several such attacks in the April 2015 issue

Book Review: Seat of Empire, by Jeffrey Stuart Kerr

Published: January 27, 2015 at 6:50 pm
Jeffrey Stuart Kerr delivers an absorbing history of Texas' state capital and the battle waged over its future by none other than Sam Houston, hero of San Jacinto and first president of the Republic of Texas, and his onetime vice president Mirabeau Lamar.

Book Review: Healy's West, by Gordon E. Tolton

Published: January 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm
John Healy is one of those Westerners whose life touched on legend but went unsung, an oversight author Gordon Tolton hopes to remedy with this biography.

Book Review: Apache Legends & Lore of Southern New Mexico, by Lynda A Sánchez

Published: January 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm
Following up on the work of mentor Eve Ball, Lynda Sánchez shares Apache legends and lore recorded by Mescalero-Lipan Percy Bigmouth.

Book Review: The Horrell Wars, by David Johnson

Published: January 27, 2015 at 4:08 pm
David Johnson walks a limb with this neutral recounting of the extralegal activities of Texas' troublesome Horrell brothers.

Book Review: Necessary Evil, by Joe Johnston

Published: January 27, 2015 at 3:37 pm
Missouri native Joe Johnston explores the violent, lawless birth of his home state and the necessary role vigilante groups played in its settlement.

Disorder in the Court: 'The Lamentable Occurence'

Dorothy Daniels Anderson | Published: December 28, 2014 at 7:32 pm
That’s what Arizona Territory Chief Justice Charles G.W. French told reporters who flocked to Prescott after an 1883 water rights case erupted into a bloody courtroom brawl
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