A review index by title of non-fiction works about the American Old West.
“Raw Feeds” are lightly edited versions of my notes on a work.
I use a loose definition of the “Old West” — basically the American frontier after the Revolutionary War — rather than the traditional post-Civil War to 1900.
And Die in the Rest: The Story of the O.K. Corral, Paula Mitchell Marks. Raw Feed.
The Black Hills After Custer, Bob Lee. Review.
Cow-Boys and Colonels: Narrative of a Journey Across the Prairie and Over the Black Hills of South Dakota, Edmond Baron de Mandat-Grancey. Raw Feed.
Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West, Tom Clavin. Review.
Geology on the Lewis & Clark Trail in North Dakota, John W. Hoganson and Edward C. Murphy. Review.
Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier, Roger D. McGrath, 1987. Raw Feed.
Jack McCall, Assassin: An Updated Account of His Yankton Trial, His Plea for Clemency, and Execution, Joseph G. Rosa. Review.
A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific, Robert M. Utley. Review.
Nuggets to Neutrinos: The Homestake Story, Steven T. Mitchell. Review.
Porter Rockwell, Richard LloydPorter Rockwell Dewey. Review.
The Saga of Hugh Glass, John Myers Myers. Review.
They Called Him Wild Bill: The Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok, Joseph G. Rosa. Review.
To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West, Mark Lee Gardner. Review.
Undaunted Courage: Meriweather Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, Stephen Ambrose.
Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter: An Account of Hickok’s Gunfights, Joseph G. Rosa. Review.
The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890, James Mooney. Review.