Published: February 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm
'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.
Published: February 05, 2012 at 8:52 pm
Prolific writer Johnny D. Boggs excels at stories of Jesse James, Billy the Kid, the Civil War, baseball and Western films.
Published: December 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm
After tackling tough Tombstone in print, author Wm. B. Shillingberg gets the hell into Dodge.
Published: October 01, 2009 at 12:22 pm
In his latest book, author and firearms expert Richard Rattenbury addresses hunting on the 19th-century American frontier.
Published: August 10, 2009 at 12:43 pm
Wyatt Earp biographers Glenn Boyer and Casey Tefertiller square off about Earp, their respective research and claims made about one another's scholarship.
Published: August 07, 2009 at 1:02 pm
Author/Playwright Louis Kraft turns his attention to Indian agent Ned Wynkoop, portraying him onstage.
Published: July 14, 2009 at 5:45 pm
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.
Published: April 02, 2009 at 5:31 pm
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.
Published: October 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm
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.
Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:36 am
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.
Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:31 am
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.
Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:16 pm
Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:09 pm
From Shakespeare to Conan Doyle, this southern county has known the poets and storytellers of England's past.
Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:05 pm
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.
Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:03 pm
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.
Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:01 pm
Dylan Thomas was that contradictory writer: the Welsh poet who could neither read nor write Welsh. His parents seem to have been completely opposed in their cultural background and beliefs and produced a strangely hybrid offspring.