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Book Review: Chronicling the West for Harper’s, by Claudine Chalmers

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Like the original Harper's Weekly, this compendium of the work of "special artists" Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier includes a wealth of images and solid text, capturing everyday life in the Old West.

DVD Review: Maverick: The Complete Third Season

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 11:42 am
The third season of this comedic Western TV series was James Garner's last as the title character Maverick, much to the disappointment of its fans.

Wild West - February 2014 - Table of Contents

Published: November 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm
The February 2014 issue of Wild West features stories about the bad blood between Dodge City lawmen "Mysterious Dave" Mather and Tom Nixon, a Prescott (Arizona Territory) court session that turned bloody, Pat Garrett's writer pal Emerson Hough, hot-tempered Joe Dye of the California oilfields, and Missourian Mack Marsden and his lynching in the press.

Wild West Discussion - February 2014

Published: November 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm
Badge wearers in the Wild West sometimes spent time on the wrong side of the law. Whom do you consider the quintessential two-faced lawman—"Mysterious Dave" Mather, Henry Newton Brown, Henry Plummer, Wyatt Earp, Burton Alvord, William Robinson (alias Ben Wheeler), …

Reports of His Lynching Were Greatly Exaggerated

Joe Johnston | Published: November 26, 2013 at 5:04 pm
That a lynch mob targeted Mack Marsden was bad enough, then newspapers nationwide botched the story—not an unusual occurrence in the days of competitive freelance reporting

Wild West - February 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: November 26, 2013 at 4:07 pm
In the February issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Josie Earp, Will McLaury, the Great Diamond Hoax of 1872, Sioux beliefs about suicide, Sherrif Amen Dunn and the town of Blythe (with a Y), Calif.

Letter From Wild West - February 2014

Gregory Lalire | Published: November 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Women, particularly mothers, did much of the taming out West and most of the civilizing that followed.

Charlie Dye - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: November 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm
The late Coloradan was home on the range and in the studio.

Interview With Author Malcolm Rohrbough

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: November 26, 2013 at 11:25 am
During the California Gold Rush did Frenchmen really flock west in search of riches? Bien sûr, says author Malcolm Rohrbough in his book Rush to Gold: The French and the California Gold Rush, 1848-1854.

Book Review: Season of Terror, by Charles F. Price

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm
The Espinosa trio, who took a murderous rampage through central Colorado in 1863, is the subject of Charles Price's Season of Terror.

Book Review: Rush to Gold, by Malcolm J. Rohrbough

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm
In Rush to Gold author Malcolm Rohrbough focuses on the French participants in the California Gold Rush, which drew fortune seekers from around the world.

Book Review: American Indians and the Civil War

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:17 pm
American Indians and the Civil War accounts for the 20,000 Indian participants on both sides of that nation-splitting conflict.

Book Review: The Outlaws, by Robert Barr Smith

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm
Robert Barr Smith finds Outlaws both abhorrent and absorbing, at least from a literary standpoint, as his latest volume makes clear.

Book Review: Imagining Geronimo, by William M. Clements

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm
In Imagining Geronimo author William Clements explores the Apache leader in myth and his changing image as depicted through graphic arts, the written word and the silver screen.

Book Review: The Silver Madonna and Other Tales, by W.C. Jameson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm
W.C. Jameson relates the stories of two dozen lost treasures, 14 of them west of the Missouri River, in The Silver Madonna and Other Tales.

Wild West - December 2013 - Table of Contents

Published: October 01, 2013 at 7:18 pm
The December 2013 issue of Wild West features stories about the 1846-47 Donner Party, the Marlow brothers' scrape with Texas vigilantes, Taos Priest Antonio Jose Martinez, Oregon Indian fighter and agent Ben Wright, and U.S. Marshal Hal Gosling's fatal run-in with his own prisoners.
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