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Book Review: The Last Outlaws, by Thom Hatch

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm
Author Thom Hatch delivers a dual biography of Butch and Sundance, notorious outlaws as inseparable in life as in death.

Book Review: Colorado’s Landmark Hotels, by Linda R. Wommack

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 30, 2013 at 4:36 pm
Author Linda Wommack profiles 30 of Colorado's classic landmark hotels, 22 of which opened their doors in the 19th century.

Book Review: With Golden Visions Bright Before Them, by Will Bagley

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 30, 2013 at 3:47 pm
With Golden Visions, Will Bagley's second volume of a three-part series on the overland trails, again draws on thorough research to carry the reader along with the wagons west.

Book Review: Custer, by Larry McMurtry

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm
Author and popular novelist Larry McMurtry applies his storytelling skills to a short biography of George Armstrong Custer, though he covers little new ground.

Book Review: Canadians With Custer, by Mary Thomas

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 6:07 pm
Author Mary Thomas traces the military careers of 17 Canadians who served in the7th U.S. Cavalry, weaving the profiles into a narrative of George Custer's activities from 1866 to the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Book Review: Custer Catastrophe at the Little Big Horn 1876, compiled by Richard Upton

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm
Editor Richard Upton has compiled a selection of early accounts of the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Book Review: Deliverance From the Little Big Horn, by Joan Nabseth Stevenson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm
Author Joan Stevenson pays long-overdue homage to Henry Porter, the surviving 7th Cavalry surgeon who treated the wounded in the wake of the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Book Review: Modoc Vengeance, by Daniel Woodhead III

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm
In his self-published Modoc Vengeance, author Daniel Woodhead III draws on period newspaper reports to paint a candid picture of the 1873 Modoc War.

DVD Review: Custer’s Last Man, by History

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm
Custer's Last Man looks at the question, Could one of George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry troopers have escaped the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn?

Review: The Liberator by Alex Kershaw

Tom Huntington | Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:08 pm
The Liberator One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau By Alex Kershaw. 448 pp. Crown, 2012. $28. War is hell, but Felix Sparks, the central figure in The Liberator…

Book Review: With Napoléon’s Guard in Russia, by Major Louis-Joseph Vionnet

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm
Jonathan North has translated and edited this firsthand French account of the Invasion of Russia during the Napoleonic wars.

Book Review: Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron, by Ronald D. Utt

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 27, 2013 at 2:29 pm
Ronald Utt has written a very readable account of the War of 1812, centered primarily on U.S. naval actions.

Book Review: Embers of War, by Frederik Logevall

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm
Frederik Logevall examines the critical period of regional and world tensions that flared up into America's Vietnam War.

Book Review: Stalin’s General, by Geoffrey Roberts

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 27, 2013 at 2:06 pm
Geoffrey Roberts has written a well-researched, candid biography of Soviet General Georgy Zhukov, an impressive if only intermittently sympathetic commander.

MHQ Review: Lauro Martines's "Furies"

Paul D. Lockhart | Published: February 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm
Paul Lockhart reviews "Furies," Lauro Martines's book about the prevalence of warfare in Early Modern Europe

MHQ Reviews: Fall of the House of Dixie

Bruce Levine | Published: February 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm
An excerpt from Bruce Levine's new book, The Fall of the House of Dixie
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