Published: January 31, 2013 at 11:52 am
Paul Lee Johnson delves into the background of the McLaury brothers, best known for dying at the hands of the Earps and Doc Holliday during that infamous 1881 Tombstone gunfight.
Published: January 31, 2013 at 11:40 am
Published by the Lincoln County Historical Society, this volume paints a fuller portrait of the denizens of a district primarily known for Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and an infamous range war.
Published: January 08, 2013 at 4:29 pm
In tribute to Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, who died in October 2012, journalist Joe Galloway reflects on the three-war career of Plumley, with whom he forged a deep bond during the desperate 1965 fighting at Ia Drang
Published: January 04, 2013 at 4:29 pm
Which of history's generals do you consider to have the most exaggerated fame, and which the most overblown notoriety?…
Published: January 04, 2013 at 1:17 pm
For his new book My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan combined thorough research with extraordinary fieldwork to illuminate the American Revolution and draw ties to the present.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 3:52 pm
David Von Drehle's new book Rise to Greatness looks at Abraham Lincoln's tenuous hold on the Union in 1862, before he assumed the mantle of America's greatest president.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 3:33 pm
David Stone's new book Shattered Genius traces the rise and fall of the German general staff in the decades leading up to World War II and during the course of war itself.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 1:43 pm
Death and the Civil War, a recent offering in PBS' American Experience series, looks at the war through the lens of Drew Gilpin Faust's acclaimed 2008 book This Republic of Suffering, tolling the cost of the war in lives and suffering.
Published: December 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Last week I made a startling claim about the uniqueness of the Pacific War.
Well, startling for me, anyway. I've come up in a school that distrusts the very word "unique." Most historians eschew the concept. Indeed, the very job …
Published: November 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm
Paul Magid has completed one book of an authoritative two-volume biography about General George Crook.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Esteemed Western historian Robert Utley turns his attention to the legendary Apache warrior-shaman Geronimo.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm
Gale Cooper applies her unique brand of revisionist history in Billy the Kid’s Writings, Words & Wit.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm
Paul Magid has completed the first book of a two-volume authoritative biography of George Crook, notable general of the Civil War and Indian wars.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm
Standing Bear's Footsteps relates the story of the Ponca Indian chief who defied the government to bury his son on tribal lands.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm
In the February issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about the Wells, Fargo & Co. ledgers, Tombstone (Ariz.) Judge Wells Spicer, the Little Bighorn battlefield and Australia's ties to Texas.
Published: November 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm
Most Americans have heard the name Geronimo, but few know about the Apache warrior's reputation as a healer.