Published Book reviews


American Mythmaker: Walter Noble Burns & the Legends of Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and Joaquin Murrieta (Mark Dworkin, University of Oklahoma Press)

Cochise: Firsthand Accounts of the Chiricahua Apache Chief (Edwin Sweeney, University of Oklahoma Press)

The Wild West Meets the Big Apple: Exploring New York City's Connections to the Most Iconic Figures of the Old West (Michael P. O'Connor, Pelican Publishing)

Portrait of a Prospector: Edward Schieffelin's Own Story (ed. R. Bruce Craig, University of Oklahoma Press)

Cowboys & Gangsters: Stories of an Untamed Southwest (Samuel K. Dolan, TwoDot)

The Illustrated Life & Times of Wild Bill Hickok: The First Gunfighter (Bob Boze Bell, Two Roads West)

Reconnaissance in Sonora: Charles D. Poston's 1854 Exploration of Mexico and the Gadsden Purchase (C. Gilbert Storms, University of Arizona Press)

Crime, Justice & Retribution in the American West (Jeremy Agnew, McFarland Press)

Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West (Tom Clavin, St. Martin's Press)

Dodge City and the Birth of the Wild West (Robert R. Dykstra and Jo Ann Manfra, University Press of Kansas)

The Commanders: Civil War Generals Who Shaped the American West (Robert M. Utley, University of Oklahoma Press)

Man-Hunters of the Old West, vol. I (Robert K. DeArment, University of Oklahoma Press)

Empire of Sand: The Ehrenberg-Quartzite-Parker Triangle: Myths, Mistakes, Hard Times and a Few Hard Cases (Donald Chaput, Graphic Publishers)

Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles (John Mack Faragher, W.W. Norton & Company)

John Ringo: The Gunfighter Who Never Was (Jack Burrows, University of Arizona Press)

The Notorious Luke Short: Sporting Man of the Wild West (Jack DeMattos and Chuck Parsons, University of North Texas Press)

Outlaw Tales of Alaska: True Stories of the Last Frontier's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats (John W. Heaton, TwoDot)

West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express (Jim DeFelice, William Morrow Press)

Henry Ware Lawton: Union Infantryman, Frontier Soldier, Charismatic Warrior (Michael E. Shay, University of Missouri Press)

Wars for Empire: Apaches, the United States, and the Southwest Borderlands (Janne Lahti, University of Oklahoma Press)

Soldiers in the Southwest Borderlands, 1848-1886 (Janne Lahti, University of Oklahoma Press)

'I Will Not Surrender the Hair of a Horse's Tail': The Victorio Campaign, 1879 (Robert N. Watt, Helion and Company)

Regular Army O! Soldiering on the Western Frontier, 1865-1891 (Douglas C. McChristian, University of Oklahoma Press)

Chiricahua and Janos: Communities of Violence in the Southwestern Borderlands, 1680-1880 (Lance R. Blyth, University of Nebraska Press)

Ciudad Juarez: Saga of a Legendary Border City (Oscar J. Martinez, University of Arizona Press)

Imagining Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die (Kara L. McCormack, University of Kansas Press)

Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling Across the Rio Grande (George T. Diaz, University of Texas Press)

The Apache Peoples: A History of All Bands and Tribes Through the 1800s (Jessica Dawn Palmer, McFarland Press)

Badmen, Bandits, and Folk Heroes: The Ambivalence of Mexican American Identity in Literature and Film (Juan J. Alonzo, University of Arizona Press)

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