Book Reviews

The Sundance Kid Rides Again — in New York City!

OCT14-Sundance-novel-webIf you were a boy growing up watching Westerns in the 1960s and 1970s, you either wanted to be Butch Cassidy or the Sundance Kid after Paul Newman and Robert Redford made the turn-of-the-last-century outlaws international legends in Richard Zanuck’s Twentieth Century-Fox film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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High Adventure in Big Sky Country

OCT14-the-high-divide-for-webWhen Ulysses Pope abruptly walks away from his wife and sons in 1886 Minnesota, he leaves behind a cryptic note, and a family torn by doubt and confusion. What follows in Lin Enger’s wonderful novel The High Divide: A Novel is a compelling story of a house divided,

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The Imaginary Doc Holliday Revealed

OCT14-Doc-holliday-in-film-and-literature-for-webShirley Ayn Linder’s slim and concise Doc Holliday in Film and Literature is a refreshing and welcome addition to the voluminous but often dubious literature that surrounds Holliday. It delivers exactly what the title promises—more, actually, with a superb historical account of Doc’s story from Georgia to Colorado,

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Greed and Avarice on the California Frontier

OCT14-quite-contrary-for-webAuthor David J. Langum Sr. focuses on the robust Western figure Mary Bennett Love in his book Quite Contrary: The Litigious Life of Mary Bennett Love. Mary, who was probably best known as the wife of law-enforcement agent Captain Harry Love, was an entrepreneur

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The Last Days of Custer

OCT14-fights-on-little-big-horn-webThe Fights on the Little Horn: Unveiling the Mysteries of Custer’s Last Stand, Gordon Harper’s exhaustive look at Custer’s Last Stand disagrees with several noted historians on issues ranging from the size of the Indian village to Custer’s actions. His analysis favors Custer in the debate on the blame for the disaster.

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Product of the Month

The Illustrated Life and Times of Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

"Your book is fascinating, coupling your powerful illustrations [and] tracking...from birth to Tombstone to the legend [Wyatt] had become;...even Wyatt would approve." --By Hugh O'Brian, of the TV series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

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