Books

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The View Ahead

In the last quarter of the year, publishers are busily touting end-of-the year books and next year’s early releases. From advance copies I have received, I believe fans of Western history and fiction will be busy for the next few months buying and reading a bounty of offerings from publishers, small and large.

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Blind Pig Bonanza

A new biography on the bonanza-seeking Earps, plus new Western histories and biographies on an Old West rifle, Spanish Texas, a coal war gunman and a Sioux War reporter.

Last Ride Across Hi-Lo

Max Evans’s final novel The King of Taos, a literary Western, and new biographies of outlaws Cherokee Bill and Willis Newton.

The Horizon West

Western book publishing is experiencing a banner year in 2020 despite the pandemic.

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First Peoples, Original View

A groundbreaking book on Indian photographers, plus a biography of a heroic horse, a novel of the Alamo, a forgotten U.S. marshal and the power of Western theater.

Failure is Impossible

Chris Enss’s take on woman suffrage in the West in “No Place for a Woman”; a new Spillane-Collins noir Western; the Civil War out West; and women on the range.