Published: January 31, 2013 at 5:15 pm
Landscape artist William Haskell renders moody dry-brush watercolors in which he only hints at human figures.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 3:26 pm
The con man and scoundrel proved in Skagway, Alaska, he was not all bad before showing his usual nerve in a final fight with enemies—a fight whose details are only now coming to light
Published: January 31, 2013 at 12:51 pm
Catherine Holder Spude unravels myth from man in her biography of turn-of-the-century Skagway, Alaska, crime boss Soapy Smith.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 12:41 pm
In this well-researched, lively biography John Boessenecker gives oft-overlooked Western lawman Bob Paul his due.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 12:29 pm
Dennis Drabelle's Great American Railroad War looks at the war of words waged by 19th-century columnists against the capitalists behind construction of the transcontinental railroad.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 11:52 am
Paul Lee Johnson delves into the background of the McLaury brothers, best known for dying at the hands of the Earps and Doc Holliday during that infamous 1881 Tombstone gunfight.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 11:40 am
Published by the Lincoln County Historical Society, this volume paints a fuller portrait of the denizens of a district primarily known for Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and an infamous range war.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 11:06 am
Michael Cimino's plodding, sermonizing plot tests viewers' patience at times, though his cinematography offers some redemption for this new cut of Heaven's Gate.
Published: January 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm
Everybody knows about Marse Robert—but Smith lee was the major player when the war began. What happened?
Published: January 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm
Lincoln insisted the election of 1864 go forward—even though he was sure he would lose
You hear it all the time, from Democrats and Republicans alike: The 2012 presidential campaign was the ugliest, the longest and the most expensive ever. …
Published: January 04, 2013 at 2:58 pm
With roots and etymology in the 19th century Punjab region of India, punji stakes came into their own a century later as a guerrilla weapon during the Vietnam War.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 9:03 pm
"American Experience: The Abolitionists" is a compelling, 3-part series on the rise, fracturing, decline, resurgence and ultimate triumph of the movement to make all Americans free.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 3:52 pm
David Von Drehle's new book Rise to Greatness looks at Abraham Lincoln's tenuous hold on the Union in 1862, before he assumed the mantle of America's greatest president.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 3:42 pm
In Uncommon Warriors author Ken Sayers introduces the histories of the U.S. Navy's most obscure, unusual and specialized vessels, from famous warships to obscure spy craft.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 1:43 pm
Death and the Civil War, a recent offering in PBS' American Experience series, looks at the war through the lens of Drew Gilpin Faust's acclaimed 2008 book This Republic of Suffering, tolling the cost of the war in lives and suffering.
Published: November 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm
Geronimo was a shaman as well as a war leader and perhaps the most famous of all American Indians, yet Apache authority Edwin Sweeney places him only No. 10 in his rankings of the most important Chiricahua Apaches of the …