Book Reviews

A Saga of Bloody Kansas

Kansas-Bleeds-by-Melody-GrovesMelody Groves continues her award-winning Colton Brothers Saga in Kansas Bleed, putting the brothers in the middle of Bloody Kansas.  When fiery Luke Colton signs up with Quantrill’s Raiders, it creates a deep rift in the Colton family, pitting Jayhawkers against Bushwhackers.

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Profile in Leadership

Edmund-G-Ross-by-Rchard-A-RuddyIn the introduction to Edmund G. Ross: Soldier-Senator-Abolitionist, author Richard A. Ruddy commented: his interest in this subject “began in part with John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage.…” As a volunteer at the Albuquerque Museum, Ruddy learned there was more to Ross than Kennedy’s portrait of him.

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Race, Rodeo and the West

red-white-black-by-rick-steberRick Steber needs little introduction to many readers of True West.  The author of more than 30 books, Steber has long been fascinated with the establishment and evolution of the Pendleton Round-Up. In Red White Black: A True Story of Race and Rodeo, he takes us on a memorable ride, furnishing a well-illustrated tale he has long wanted to tell.

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Rediscovering the Mandan’s Heart of the World

encounters-at-the-heart-of-the-world-by-elizabeth-a-fennFor decades, the Mandan people of the northern plains, whose vast and well-organized communities greeted French trappers and Lewis and Clark, were one of the first tribes described and illustrated in textbooks and histories of the West.

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Living for the Dream in Your Heart

Zane-Greys-Wild-West-by-Victor-Carl-FriesenVictor Carl Friesen is the kind of scholarly guy you’d like to have a beer with and talk Westerns. In his study Zane Grey’s Wild West: A Study of 31 Novels, he surveys half of Grey’s output and shares insights useful to contemporary readers.

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