Book Reviews

Crook’s Western Destiny

The-Gray-Fox-by-Paul-MagiAs historians mark the conclusion of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and the beginning of the American Indian Wars that lasted from 1865 to 1890, Paul Magid’s The Gray Fox: George Crook and the Indian Wars (University of Oklahoma Press, $29.95)

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Old West CSI

Skullduggery-Secrets-and-Murders-by-Bill-NealIt had all the makings of a nice little score. George Isaacs stuffed five sacks of mostly blank paper scraps and presented them at the Wells Fargo office in Kansas City, requesting that the money be shipped to him in Canadian, Texas.

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On the Trail of the American Buckaroo

The-Creation-of-the-Cowboy-hero-by-Jeremy-AgnewJeremy Agnew has taken on a massive task in The Creation of the Cowboy Hero: Fiction, Film and Fact, tracing not only the origins of the cowboy/hero image in our  culture, but its still-felt impact, while contrasting the image with the realities of the West.

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An Alamo Legend for All Generations

Joe-the-Slave-who-became-an-Alamo-legend-by-Ron-Jackson_Lee-Spencer-White_Phil-CollinsThe Alamo is arguably the most recognizable shrine in the state of Texas. Ron J. Jackson and Lee S. White’s Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend tells the story of a slave’s life from the plantation to the Alamo and beyond.

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Early Kicks Motoring West

Motoring-West-by-Peter-BlodgettThe first decade of the 20th century was an incredible time of transition and exploration, and yet, surprisingly, few historians have attempted to document it. Editor Peter Blodgett in Motoring West: Volume I: Automobile Pioneers, 1900-1909, provides the reader an enthralling series of richly detailed time capsules

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True Westerners

Win Blevins

Win Blevins

Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, grounded me. In college, a professor pointe...

A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A celebration broke out when Oklahoma Territory became an official entity 125 ye...

Cement Cowboy Nearly Dies

Cement Cowboy Nearly Dies

On the Ashes of My Campfire, This City is Built.”

That inscription has graced a 2,...

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The Illustrated Life and Times of Wyatt Earp

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