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About the Publication:

True West Magazine debuted in 1953. Since then, the magazine has been devoted to celebrating the West’s true colors, giving the men and women who settled there accurate voices, exploring their triumphs and tragedies and exposing both their vices and virtues. True West magazine has received critical acclaim and become a leading authority on the history of the Old and New West. Each issue now reaches more than 200,000 readers in a dozen countries.

Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell also appears on the Starz!/Encore Westerns channel with his True West Moments, which set the record straight on what is and isn’t historically accurate in Western movies and television.

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June 2010: Media Post, "Magazine Rack" review of True West Magazine

*You can also download a PDF of this review here.


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Bob Boze Bell, Executive Editor*

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In 1999, Bell bought True West magazine (published since 1953) and moved the editorial offices to Cave Creek, Arizona. He has published and illustrated groundbreaking books on the West. Among the subjects are Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday. His series of Western gunfights is titled Classic Gunfights. In addition to his efforts for True West, Boze's work has appeared in Arizona Highways, Playboy and National Lampoon. He has illustrated numerous book covers and appears as a guest speaker on the History Channel, Discovery Channel and the Westerns Channel.

2010 Press Releases

Pendleton Round-Up's 100th Inspires "Classic Rodeo" Issue! For a copy of the Sept 2010 cover, click here.

Top Ten True Western Towns of 2010

Top Ten Western Museums of 2010

2009 Press Releases

True West Magazine’s Darley Newman Ropes Two Emmy Nominations

Top Ten Western Museums of 2009

Top Ten True Western Towns of 2009

2008 Press Releases

Top Ten True Western Towns of 2008



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True West captures the spirit of the American West with authenticity, personality and humor by linking our history to our present. Whether you call it the Wild West, the Old West or the Far West, America's frontier history comes to life in True West, the world's oldest, continuously published Western Americana magazine.

Western movie fans, re-enactors, history buffs and road warriors, we got your history covered: outlaw, cowboy, Indian, lawman, gunfighter, fur trapper, miner, prospector, gambler, soldier, entertainer and pioneer. Check out these True Westerners now!

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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

"Hands down the definitive books on Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday." --By Allen Barra, New York Newsday