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Book Review: Reshaw, by Jefferson Glass

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Trailblazing frontier entrepreneur John Baptiste Richard (or "Reshaw") gets his historical due in this biography by Jefferson Glass.

Book Review: Gold, by John Richard Stephens

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm
John Richard Stephens compilation of firsthand accounts from the California Gold Rush provides rich diggings for those interested in learning more about that tumultuous time.

Book Review: Ishi’s Return Home, by Richard Burrill

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Richard Burrill's latest book about Ishi, "Last of the Yahi," describes a 1914 anthropological trek up into the famed "rediscovered" Indian's ancestral California lands.

Book Review: The Death Row All Stars, by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm
The strange, short-lived career of a team of baseball-playing convicts from the Wyoming State Penitentiary is the subject of the latest book from writing team Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss.

Book Review: Stagecoach Robberies in California, by R. Michael Wilson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 11:53 am
Retired law enforcement officer R. Michael Wilson's latest crime volume catalogs all known stagecoach robberies in wild and woolly California.

MHQ Reviews, Winter 2015

Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:53 am
Main Reviews A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great War, by Isabel Hull Reviewed by Williamson Murray Napoleon: A Life, by Andrew Roberts Reviewed by Rafe Blaufarb Hell and Good Company: Life and Love in the Spanish …

MHQ Reviews: Hell and Good Company

Peter Carlson (Reviewer) | Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:41 am
Hell and Good Company Life and Love in the Spanish Civil War by Richard Rhodes. 384 pages. Simon & Schuster, 2015. $30. Reviewed by Peter Carlson "Many books have been written about the Spanish Civil War. Few of them explore the …

Book Review: Dark Invasion, 1915, by Howard Blum

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:53 am
In his latest book, Dark Invasion, 1915, Howard Blum explores America's first brush with Homeland Security issues as it confronted German spies in the lead-up to the U.S. entry into World War I.

Book Review: Soldier Girls, by Helen Thorpe

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:43 am
In Soldier Girls, Helen Thorpe traces the combat experiences of three female soldiers in recent conflicts in the Middle East to explore how war changes women.

Book Review: When Soldiers Fall, by Steven Casey

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:33 am
In his study When Soldiers Fall, Steven Casey looks at the changing methodology and intent behind American military casualty reporting since World War I.

Book Review: The First World War in Colour, by Peter Walther

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:24 am
The First World War in Colour, by Peter Walther, showcases 320 rare color images from a conflict more often imagined in black and white.

Interview With Author Will Bagley

Candy Moulton | Published: October 03, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Will Bagley's latest book relates the history of Wyoming's South Pass, the historic overland crossing of the Rocky Mountains

Book Review: American Carnage, by Jerome A. Greene

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 11:14 am
Author and former National Park historian Jerome Greene takes the most even-handed look yet at the 1890 battle and subsequent slaughter on South Dakota's Wounded Knee Creek.

Book Review: South Pass, by Will Bagley

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 11:05 am
Overland trail writer Will Bagley relates the history of South Pass, the most significant portal through the Rocky Mountains to the American far West.

Book Review: Tom Horn in Life and Legend, by Larry D. Ball

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:55 am
Larry Ball digs deep to separate the real man from the myth in this biography of cowhand, prospector, packer, scout, Pinkerton agent and range detective Tom Horn.

Book Review: Cochise, by Edwin R. Sweeney

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:43 am
In his latest offering Cochise scholar Edwin Sweeney presents a wealth of firsthand accounts of the Apache chief.
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