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Calling the Brands: Stock Detectives in the Wild West by Monty McCord (TwoDot)

The last quarter of every publishing year brings a plethora of new Western history books into my mailbox. Here are some great books that I know True West’s readers will love to add to their collections, share and give as gifts this holiday season.

Calling the Brands: Stock Detectives in the Wild West by Monty McCord (TwoDot)

Grit and Gold: The Death Valley Jayhawkers of 1849 by Jean Johnson (University of Nevada Press)

Texas Iron: Guns of the Texas Rangers by Robert D. Moser (Wild Horse Press)

The Revenger: The Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok by Aaron Woodward (TwoDot)

1889: The Boomer Movement, the Land Run and Early Oklahoma City by Michael J. Hightower (University of Oklahoma Press)

The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy’s Great Gamble by James E. Sherow (University
of Oklahoma Press)

Charles M. Russell: The Women in His Life and Art edited by Joan Carpenter Troccoli (C.M. Russell Museum)

The World, the Flesh, and the Devil: A History of Colonial St. Louis by Patricia Cleary (University of Missouri Press)

The Life of Mark Twain: The Early Years, 1835-1871 by Gary Scharnhorst (University of Missouri Press)

Deadwood’s Al Swearingen: Manifest Evil in the Gem Theatre by Jerry L. Bryant
and Barbara Fifer (Far Country Press)

Old West Showdown: Two Authors Wrangle Over the Truth About The Mythic Old West by Bill Markley and Kellen Cutsforth (TwoDot)

Polly Pry: The Woman Who Wrote the West by Julia Bricklin (TwoDot)

Cowboys, Creatures and Classics: The Story of Republic Pictures by Chris Enss and Howard Kanzanjian (Lyons Press)

Pirates of the Prairie: Outlaws and Vigilantes in America’s Heartland by Ken Lizzio (Lyons Press)

—Stuart Rosebrook

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