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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: 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.

Book Review: Frontier Fare, by Sherry Monahan

Published: January 27, 2015 at 3:24 pm
Sherry Monahan, president of Western Writers of America, tempts readers and eaters (and what readers aren't?) with dishes culled from original frontier recipes.

Book Review: Section 60, Arlington National Cemetery, by Robert M. Poole

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 02, 2015 at 1:17 pm
In his second history of Arlington National Cemetery, Robert Poole relates stories centering on Section 60, resting place of fallen American soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Book Review: Abducting a General, by Patrick Leigh Fermor

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 02, 2015 at 1:04 pm
British Special Operations Executive veteran Leigh Fermor issues his long-awaited firsthand account of the 1944 kidnapping of the commanding German general from Crete.

Book Review: Survivors of Stalingrad, by Reinhold Busch

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 02, 2015 at 12:55 pm
Historian Reinhold Busch takes a disquieting look behind German lines during the brutal 1942-43 fight for Stalingrad.

Book Review: A Great and Glorious Adventure, by Gordon Corrigan

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 02, 2015 at 12:46 pm
British military scholar Gordon Corrigan relates the dynamics of medieval warfare and politics in his history of the Hundred Years' War.

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 …
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