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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: July 03, 2013 at 5:24 pm
In his new book Through the Perilous Fight, author Steve Vogel looks at the six weeks in 1814 that proved critical in the United States' follow-up war with Britain.
Published: May 13, 2013 at 11:35 am
The Cambridge, Mass., home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow nurtured his poetic talents and harbored his greatest tragedy.
Published: May 01, 2013 at 4:15 pm
By 1867 the Studebaker brothers had provided the U.S. Army with 6,000 vehicles, including supply wagons, gun caissons and ambulances.
Published: May 01, 2013 at 4:05 pm
The young officer survived court-martial, a duel and the War of 1812 to become one of America’s greatest commanders
Published: May 01, 2013 at 3:39 pm
Invisible Armies, by author-historian Max Boot, is an authoritative and superbly written examination of the evolution of guerrilla warfare and its close cousin, terrorism.
Published: April 03, 2013 at 3:08 pm
Mathew Brady's photograph of a "Camp of contrabands" near Richmond, Va., illustrates the bleak living quarters shared by many former slaves.
Just across the James River from downtown Richmond, Va., is Old Town Manchester, a contraband camp established in 1865. …
Published: April 03, 2013 at 3:07 pm
Why did the victor of Gettysburg let Robert E. Lee get away?
Published: March 31, 2013 at 5:34 pm
It is common knowledge that Lt. Col. George Custer and all the men of his immediate command perished during the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Still, some people, uncommon or not, believe there was a survivor, most likely one named …
Published: March 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm
In the June issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about the history of Wild West magazine, old-time baseball in Colorado, the dragoon period of the American West and prolific Western author James D. Horan.
Published: March 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm
Our 25th Anniversary! Wild West has been informing and entertaining readers with true tales and images of the Old West since June 1988.
Published: March 30, 2013 at 11:09 pm
Author Mark Smokov brings Wild Bunch outlaw Harvey Logan (aka Kid Curry) out of Butch Cassidy’s shadow.