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Book Review: Bedside Book of Bad Girls, by Chris Enss

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 01, 2013 at 12:41 pm
Chris Enss introduces some of the bad women who kept the West wild right up into the 20th century.

First Shot of World War I

Christopher Clark | Published: September 08, 2013 at 5:43 pm
How seven bumbling terrorists nearly failed to carry out the 1914 murder in Sarajevo that sparked a global conflict

Wild West Discussion - October 2013

Published: July 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm
Regarding the gunfight that broke out on October 26, 1881, near Tombstone's O.K. Corral: Do you see it as a battle between good and evil or a battle between two flawed frontier factions? Which set of brothers—the Earps, Clantons or …

Clay Allison: ‘Good-Natured Holy Terror’

Sharon Cunningham | Published: July 30, 2013 at 2:47 pm
How much trouble he ever caused in Texas is debatable, and during his time in Colfax County, New Mexico Territory, Clay Allison mostly did his fighting for a cause

Interview With Historian Paul Lee Johnson

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: July 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm
In his new book The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona: An O.K. Corral Obituary, author Paul Lee Johnson examines the little-known McLaury side of the October 1881 gunfight near the O.K. Corral.

Wild West - October 2013 - Letters From Readers

Published: July 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm
In the October issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Josephine Earp's true identity, Edgar Paxson's painting of Custer's Last Stand, ill-fated photographer Mark Kellogg's Little Bighorn assignment and Bighorn survivor Fred Gerard.

Book Review: Texas Ranger John B. Jones, by Rick Miller

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:58 am
In his award-winning biography of John B. Jones, author Rick Miller also paints a vivid picture of the Texas Rangers' heyday.

Book Review: American El Dorado, by Ron Elliott

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:49 am
In his new book American El Dorado, Ron Elliott exposes the infamous 1872 diamond hoax, keeping the facts straight while creating dialogue to flesh out the dupes and perpetrators.

Book Review: Wyatt Earp, by Andrew C. Isenberg

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:36 am
Andrew Isenberg presents compelling arguments about celebrated lawman Wyatt Earp's flawed character, but he falls short of proving his premise that Earp led a vigilante life.

Wild Bill's Brawl with Two of Custer's Troopers

Jeff Broome | Published: July 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm
Exactly what happened in that Hays City saloon remains a mystery, but details have since emerged about the two 7th Cavalry troopers shot by Deputy U.S. Marshal Hickok

Interview With War of 1812 Author Steve Vogel

Published: July 03, 2013 at 5:24 pm
In his new book Through the Perilous Fight, author Steve Vogel looks at the six weeks in 1814 that proved critical in the United States' follow-up war with Britain.

Book Review: Bunker Hill, by Nathaniel Philbrick

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2013 at 4:37 pm
Nathaniel Philbrick explores the pivotal Battle of Bunker Hill and how Bostonians set the tone for the remainder of the American Revolution.

Book Review: The Plantagenets, by Dan Jones

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2013 at 3:22 pm
In his new book The Plantagenets, Dan Jones relates the turbulent history of the medieval house that ruled England and much of France for more than 250 years.

Why Rome Fell

Richard A. Gabriel | Published: July 03, 2013 at 2:30 pm
The vast empire that reigned supreme for more than two millennia crumbled in just a few short centuries

Interview With Author Ann Kirschner

Candy Moulton | Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:21 pm
According to Ann Kirschner, the gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a love story, fought over Josephine Marcus, a woman of beauty and spunk barely out of her teens.

Deception

Robert M. Citino | Published: May 29, 2013 at 11:15 am
Last time out we discussed an Allied deception operation called Starkey. Designed to simulate a landing in the Pas de Calais in 1943, and thus to draw off German strength from Italy (where the Allies actually were landing at the …
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