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.
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.
Max Evans’s final novel The King of Taos, a literary Western, and new biographies of outlaws Cherokee Bill and Willis Newton.
Western book publishing is experiencing a banner year in 2020 despite the pandemic.
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.
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.
Doug Hocking’s latest Southwestern history Terror on the Santa Fe Trail, plus new histories on the Spanish and Mexican Southwest, the Lakota people and a Western tale of Old Arizona.
Review ofJohn Willyard’s U.S. Model 1855 Series of Small Arms.
Review of Jan MacKell Collins’s Good Time Girls of Colorado: A Red-Light History of the Centennial State and Good Time Girls of Arizona and New Mexico: A Red-Light History of the American Southwest.
Review of Lane R. Warenski’s Grizzly Killer: White Snake.