For nearly six decades after Little Big Horn, George Custer's widow burnished the general's reputation and wrote movingly of reconciliation with former foes
Linda Wommack traces the role her great-grand-uncle Bob Womack played in the rise of Colorado's famed Cripple Creek mining district
The families of the Texians who died defending the Alamo wove their own stories of courage and survival
Leland Stanford bribed, stole, and murdered his way to fame and acclaim
After the Civil War many dispirited Southerners rallied around Cullen Baker, a cold-blooded Arkansas killer they propped up as a defiant ex-Rebel who continued to champion the Lost Cause.
Long before he fought at the Alamo, Davy Crockett served as a Tennessee Volunteer in the 1813–14 war against Red Stick Creek Indians