Book Reviews

Juan Bautista de Anza: Sonora’s Son of the Empire

Juan-Bautista-de-Anza--Sonoras-Son-of-the-EmpireThirty years before the American Colonies’ Declaration of Independence, Juan Bautista de Anza II was born at the Spanish Empire’s presidio outpost, Fronteras, in Sonora, Mexico. His father, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza I, was an army captain fighting to protect the Spanish settlements against the empire’s avowed enemies, the Apache.

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Working Women Of The West

Boudoirs to Brothels_The Intimate World of Wild West WomenWomen of the wild West were tough. Michael Rutter’s Boudoirs to Brothels: The Intimate World of Wild West Women illustrates their fortitude, bravery and the miracle and determination of survival. Treated like commodities to be used, abused and discarded, they lived in a world full of uncertainties.

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Origins Of Western Tourism

J-Philip-Gruen_Manifest-Destinations--Cities-and-Tourists-in-the-Nineteenth-Century-American-WestFocusing on an era after the railroads provided viable visitor access to the West but before the rise of the automobile, J. Philip Gruen’s poignantly titled Manifest Destinations: Cities and Tourists in the Nineteenth-Century American West, provides an illuminating assessment of the “modern” era of Western tourism in the cities of Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City and San Francisco.

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Wyatt Earp Reimagined

John-Shirley_Wyatt-in-Wichita--A-Historical-NovelNew lawman Wyatt Earp tries to figure out who killed a prostitute in John Shirley’s Wyatt in Wichita: A Historical Novel.

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The Last Sioux Warrior

Song-of-Dewey-BeardWe remember Dewey Beard, of the famed Miniconjou Lakota Horn Cloud family, much as this book’s subtitle suggests, as the last survivor of the Little Bighorn. Dewey Beard was there, and took a soldier’s life.

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