Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm
U.S. Army Private Eddie Matthews' preserved letters, edited by former National Park Service historian Doug McChristian, offer both a glimpse into frontier life for a 19th-century soldier and a perspective on the era of westward expansion.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm
Overlooked in many histories of the many 19th-century Apache bands, the Lipans get their due in this book by Sherry Robinson.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:46 pm
Owen Matthews recounts the empire-building efforts of ambitious if largely forgotten Russian explorer Nikolai Rezanov.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:32 pm
Johnny Boggs breaks down the 75 big-screen films centered on Billy the Kid, arguably not a great one in the bunch ... yet.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Radio Rides the Range recalls the heyday of broadcast Westerns, which influenced and overlapped the introduction of TV Westerns and featured many of the same players.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:23 pm
THE BULLY PULPIT: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster)
Here's some of what's in Doris Kearns Goodwin's latest tome: progressive Republicans who insist that the working poor have …
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Like the original Harper's Weekly, this compendium of the work of "special artists" Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier includes a wealth of images and solid text, capturing everyday life in the Old West.
Published: December 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm
George Daughan relates Captain David Porter's truly epic 17-month Pacific voyage on USS Essex during the War of 1812 in The Shining Sea.
Published: December 27, 2013 at 12:47 pm
In Clash of Empires in South China, Franco David Macri explores the political and military wrangling over the region between Japan and the Allies before and during World War II.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm
The Espinosa trio, who took a murderous rampage through central Colorado in 1863, is the subject of Charles Price's Season of Terror.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm
In Rush to Gold author Malcolm Rohrbough focuses on the French participants in the California Gold Rush, which drew fortune seekers from around the world.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:17 pm
American Indians and the Civil War accounts for the 20,000 Indian participants on both sides of that nation-splitting conflict.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm
Robert Barr Smith finds Outlaws both abhorrent and absorbing, at least from a literary standpoint, as his latest volume makes clear.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm
In Imagining Geronimo author William Clements explores the Apache leader in myth and his changing image as depicted through graphic arts, the written word and the silver screen.
Published: November 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm
W.C. Jameson relates the stories of two dozen lost treasures, 14 of them west of the Missouri River, in The Silver Madonna and Other Tales.
Published: November 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm
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