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Ruthless Joe Sparrow

Joe Sparrow was scared of Print Olive, a man who had a long string of killings to his credit. And now Print was mad a…

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Jesus Went West, Too

Lots of people get credit for settling the west—trappers, explorers, miners, the military, ranchers, homesteaders, ev…

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The Wind and the Darkness Paul Andrew Hutton’s epic history The Apache Wars resets our idea of the 25-year tri-cultural border conflict, while a new biography of Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, the tragedy of the Baker Massacre, the wild tale of Russian Bill, and tales of the Old and New West enlighten and entertain.

In the Bible’s Book of Revelation, John the Apostle prophesizes the coming of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse: Conquest, War, Famine and Death.…

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Brazen Hazen

Larry Hazen (sitting, right in 1885) was one of the great law officers of the 1800s—still, you’ve probably never heard of him. But Adams Express, r…

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Eating on the Move

It took careful planning to figure out what food to take on a wagon train. Everything to feed a family for months—exc…

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A Trifecta of Westerns

For character actor Strother Martin, 1969— the year he turned 50– was a banner year when it came to Westerns. H…

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Hopalong Cassidy

Life sometimes follows art. William Boyd was a silver-haired matinee idol who began his career as a leading man in si…

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