West of Here, by Jonathan Evison, is a five-generation saga that begins with the arrival of 1890s idea man Ethan Thornburgh at the fishing village of Port Bonita on Washington Territory’s forlorn coast. He tames the wild Elwha River with dams and San Francisco money, creating elusive prosperity to Port Bonita. The swerving of the story line from the past to the tawdry present may bemuse some, but this massive tale of a fading West is strangely epic.
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