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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.

DVD Review: Sugarfoot: The Complete First Season

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:18 am
Actor Will Hutchins portrayed the sarsaparilla-drinking, easy-to-blush, gunless but forthright and honest Sugarfoot in this offbeat 1950s TV Western.

Game Review: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, by Ubisoft

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 30, 2013 at 11:03 am
Gunslinger, the latest entry in Ubisoft's Call of Juarez series, offers good gunplay and an interesting blend of fact and fiction, even if the plots are hit and miss.

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

The Battle of Rosebud, A to Z

John Flood | Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:37 pm
The Battle of the Rosebud pitted the vaunted warrior Crazy Horse against the greatest Indian fighter the U.S. Army had at the time—that is, Crook not Custer

Letter From Wild West - August 2013

Gregory Lalire | Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm
Jesse James and older brother, Frank, were both notorious, but who was the meaner of the two?

Book Review: The Last Ride of the James-Younger Gang, by Sean McLachlan

Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:33 pm
Author Sean McLachlan and Osprey Publishing offer an in-depth analysis of the infamous robbery attempt, notable for extensive use of photos, maps, and graphics.

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.

The Lost Cause: The Trials of Frank and Jesse James, by James P. Muehlberger

Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm
Jesse James on trial? Well, yes, sort of. Author James P. Muehlberger explores the only civil lawsuit ever filed against the James brothers.

Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, by Ann Kirschner

Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm
“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..." says author Ann Kuschner.

Terrible Justice: Sioux Chiefs and U.S. Soldiers on the Upper Missouri, 1854-1868, by Doreen Chaky

Published: May 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm
North Dakota journalist and scholar Doreen Chaky crafts a thoroughly detailed and mutually sympathetic overview of the Sioux conflict before 1870.

Wild West - June 2013 - Table of Contents

Published: March 31, 2013 at 5:54 pm
The June 2013 issue of Wild West features stories about the troopers who fled the fighting at the Little Bighorn, Big Bend frontier photographer W.D. Smithers, common misconceptions about the Indian wars, the rifle-at-the-ready Arizona Rangers and a New Mexican standoff between U.S. cavalrymen and territorial militiamen.
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