Building Your Western Library
- Published August 12, 2014
- Written by J. Stuart Rosebrook
Author Michael Zimmer was raised in Colorado, where he learned to break horses at a young age. Later, after his family moved to Indiana, he dreamt of returning to the West, which he and his wife did when they moved to Utah three-decades ago. And like many writers, he held many jobs as he pursued his dream of being a full-time author.
- Published March 18, 2014
- Written by True West
Arizona State University Regents’ Professor of History (Emeritus) Peter Iverson has written for decades about the West. Although officially retired, he continues to mentor current and former students, 50 of whom earned their A.S.U. Ph.D. under his direction.
- Published February 11, 2013
- Written by Billie Bierer
In her novel The Audacity of Patience Levi, Billie Bierer based her lead character on the female Buffalo Soldier Cathy Williams. Shared here are some Buffalo Soldier reads she found useful for her research. Find out how the author got interested in Williams’s story and more at Blog.TWMag.com
- Published February 11, 2014
- Written by Stuart Rosebrook
Ann Kirschner, university dean of Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York, is a strong and determined historian who finds inspiration from her subjects—and inspires us with their life stories.
- Published January 08, 2013
- Written by Matt Braun
Remarking that “These books light the way to deeper research on Western characters and events,” ace storyteller Matt Braun shares some of the reference material that informs his own research and makes good reading in their own right.
- Published January 06, 2014
- Written by Jay Dusard
Artist, writer, horseman, musician, teacher, Jay Dusard, who lives in his beloved borderland country near Douglas, Arizona, is known internationally for his large-format, black and white landscape photography. He is equally renowned for his acclaimed The North American Cowboy: A Portrait, which resulted from his 1981 Guggenheim Fellowship.
- Published November 05, 2012
- Written by Phil Collins
He’s sold more than 200 million records, and he’s a lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order, but what we like most about Phil Collins is that he is a devotee to all things Alamo. His book, The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey, was issued earlier this year.
- Published November 05, 2013
- Written by J. Stuart Rosebrook
Raised in Georgia, Jeffrey Richardson, the Autry National Center’s Gamble curator of Western History, Popular Culture and Firearms, is passionate about the intersection of history and popular culture in the West.
- Published August 06, 2013
- Written by Max Evan
Western artist and award-winning author Max Evans, best known for his novels The Rounders, Hi Lo Country, One Eyed Sky and Bluefeather Fellini, as well as nonfiction favorites Madam Millie and For the Love of Horse, is set to publish his 27th book, Animal Stories: A Lifetime Collection, with University of Oklahoma Press this September.
- Published May 13, 2013
- Written by Johnny D. Boggs
At any moment, Minnesota native John J. “Jack” Koblas was likely to break out into an animated talk about baseball, Science Fiction, Horror or Western literature, or even into a song. After all, his post-high school band, the Magpies, was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2007. But get him into a conversation about Jesse James, and he was off and running.
- Published November 01, 2006
- Written by The Editors
If you ask an Average Joe who has any inkling about Western history to name a series in the genre, he’s most likely going to name the Time-Life Old West series—a 26-volume set ranging from the “Cowboys” to the “End and the Myth.”