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Western Books Roundup 2013: Ten that Got Away

The year 2013 will be remembered as a big year for Western Books, and True West has worked hard to bring you cutting-edge reviews of the Best of the West. But, we have to admit that on any roundup, a few good ones get away. Here are 10 we missed, and I highly recommend:

Fiction: Robert B. Parker’s Ironhorse by Robert Knott (Putnam).

Ring of Fire by Cotton Smith (High Hill Press).

The Texans by Brett Cogburn (Berkley).

Wreaths of Glory by Johnny D. Boggs (Five Star Publishing).

History: Cipriano Baca, Frontier Lawman of New Mexico by Chuck Hornung (McFarland).

The Goddess of War: A True Story of Passion, Betrayal and Murder in the Old West by Dennis McCown (Sunstone Press).

Junipero Serra: California’s Founding Father by Steven W. Hackel (Hill & Wang).

A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek by Ari Kelman (Harvard University Press).

Legends: Silver Madonna and Other Tales of America’s Greatest Lost Treasures by W.C. Jameson (Taylor Trade Publishing).

Holidays: A Big Sky Christmas by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone (Kensington).

What were your favorite Western books we didn’t review this year? Send me an e-mail with your top five to stuart@twmag.com!

—Stuart Rosebrook

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