Hell on the Range Daniel Justin Herman (Yale University Press, $45)

hell-on-the-rangeIf anything, Daniel Herman’s treatment of the Rim Country War in 1880s Arizona is thought provoking (most of you know it as the Pleasant Valley War). While the history is reflected through memoirs of various participants, Herman spends considerable time discussing the sense of honor versus conscience that, in his view, serves as the substructure for American violence versus peace. Overall, it is an interesting read.

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