Fiction requires a suspension of disbelief, and history buffs will have to do a lot of suspending with Mary Doria Russell’s Doc. What is this need to have Kate at Doc’s side when he shuffles off this mortal coil? But that said, this is a well-written page turner. Doc’s voice sounds authentic, and the plot has the ring of truth. What the heck—suspend your disbelief and enjoy.
In This Issue:
Western Books & Movies
- Hearts Aglow
- The Golden West: Fifty Years of Bison Books
- West of Here
- Child of the Fighting Tenth
- David Crockett: The Lion of the West
- Bloody Bill Longley
- Captain John R. Hughes: Lone Star Ranger
- Kit Carson: The Life of an American Border Man
- The Last Gunfight
- 1958’s Terror in a Texas Town
- Dinos in the West
- True Grit
- Stars in My Crown
- Tim Holt Western Classics
- Home on the Rango
More In This Issue
- Indian Fare
- Worms, Lice and Nothing Nice
- Cowgirls in the Sand
- The Bronco Busters
- The Kid’s First Kill
- The Battle of Battle Flat
- Friends of the James Farm Bash
- What do Western novelists mean by “light a shuck?”
- Could a Western gunfighter really shoot accurately without using the sight on the revolver?
- What does “hook and a draw” mean in the Johnny Yuma TV theme song?
- What was the “Dodge City Gang?”
- Did Civil War veterans wear military surplus items?
- Why did cowboys wear vests?
- What do you know about the Bella Union Opera House in Tombstone, Arizona?
- Who filled up the watering troughs for horses in frontier towns?
- Lynn Anderson
- Pocatello, Idaho
- Frontier Fort Favorite
- Skirts and Spurs
- Scattergun Sidekicks Reunite
- Forts of the Northern Plains
- Cuchillo Crusader
- Mrs. Custer at the Movies