Pivotal literary figures who experienced the carnage of World War I
'John Brown's Body' by Stephen Vincent Benet, published in 1928, remains a vibrant tapestry of America's diversity and its unity, its 15,000 lines re-imagining the Civil War as Lincoln understood it.
Prolific writer Johnny D. Boggs excels at stories of Jesse James, Billy the Kid, the Civil War, baseball and Western films.
After tackling tough Tombstone in print, author Wm. B. Shillingberg gets the hell into Dodge.
In his latest book, author and firearms expert Richard Rattenbury addresses hunting on the 19th-century American frontier.
Wyatt Earp biographers Glenn Boyer and Casey Tefertiller square off about Earp, their respective research and claims made about one another's scholarship.
Author/Playwright Louis Kraft turns his attention to Indian agent Ned Wynkoop, portraying him onstage.
Jeff Shaara didn’t plan to follow in his novelist father’s footsteps, but began to write a string of bestselling novels from the Revolution to World War I. He tackled World War II in a series of books, the most recent of which appears in November.
Medicine Bill Comstock, descendant of James Fenimore Cooper, brought his uncle's mythical Natty Bumppo to life on the Great Plains as a hunter, trapper and cultural go-between.
Award-winning author Tony Hillerman spoke to Wild West magazine in June 2008, a few months before his death. Here, he discusses his World War II experiences, how he became attracted to Navajo culture, and the inspiration for his popular characters.
Alfred Hitchcock and other film directors found inspiration in the works of author Daphne du Maurier. She found her own inspiration for "Rebecca," "The Loving Spirit," and other stories in her beloved Cornwall.
The long history of Manchester, England, includes a dichotomy of music and literature contrasted with horrible working conditions in 19th-century cotton mills that exemplified free trade at its most extreme.
From Shakespeare to Conan Doyle, this southern county has known the poets and storytellers of England's past.
Seven of the popular Western author's many novels are set in the 'Land of Enchantment,' and they offer real history and real geography for adventuresome historic travelers.
After his 1834 escape to freedom, fugitive slave William Wells Brown used his literary talents for the abolitionist cause and to record the history of America's blacks.