Book Reviews

Life and Death of a Valiant Texas Ranger

Six-Shooter-and-Shifting-Sand_Bob-Alexande-book-cover“No man in the wrong,” legendary Texas Ranger Capt. W.D. (Bill) McDonald famously declared early in the 20th century, “can stand up against a man in the right who keeps on a comin’.”

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Fratricide on Missouri Frontier

Neccessary-Evil-book-coverI don’t study war too much, but Joe Johnston’s book, Necessary Evil: Settling Missouri with a Rope and a Gun struck a chord with me. He writes his story well and his book educated me, kept my attention.

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Wayward Western Women

Wicked-Women_Chris-Enss-book-coverIn Wicked Women: Notorious, Mischievous, and Wayward Ladies from the Old West, award-winning author Chris Enss offers a collection of 29 biographical sketches of female gamblers, madams, soiled doves and entertainers.

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When Winter Killed

The-Big-Drift-Patrick-DearenPatrick Dearen’s novel The Big Drift is set during the deadly blizzard and subsequent die-off of cattle in West Texas in 1884-’85.

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Jefferson Davis: Across Five Aprils

Embattled-Rebel_James-M-McPherson.-book-reviewWith the sesquicentennial of the Civil War quietly coming to a conclusion in 2015, a reconsideration of the Confederate presidency of Jefferson Davis and his leadership as commander-in-chief of the Confederacy gives pause, considering the terrible toll the war exacted on the United States.

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True Westerners

Cord McCoy

Cord McCoy

Riding a bull requires practice, practice practice! Hard to hit a 90 mph fast bal...

Death in the Mississippi

Death in the Mississippi

The end of wars does not always mean the end of death and destruction. The Sultan...

One Man’s Dream

One Man’s Dream

When she was a seventh grader, Lori White knew Kenneth “Dobby” Lee as her school...

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The Illustrated Life and Times of Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

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