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Shooting Back

Our readers remind us of the variables and vagaries of historic truths, “well-established” facts, headlines and historical photographs.

Duels, Dice And The Sporting Life

Peter Brand’s long-awaited biography of Johnny Tyler, a new Pleasant Valley Western, biographies of a Texas Ranger and Calamity Jane
and the latest interpretation of Tombstone.


Lakota warrior Rain-in-the-Face fought proudly for his people’s freedom and escaped death many times on and off the battlefield, but he couldn’t outrun being branded a Custer killer.

Big Dreams, Far Horizons

H.W. Brands’ ambitious new history of the 19th-century West, plus a new biography of Spotted Tail, a first-person account of the Mexican War and Sandra Dallas and C.K. Crigger’s latest Western novels.