Old West – Nonfiction

A review index by title of non-fiction works about the American Old West.

“Raw Feeds” are lightly edited versions of my notes on a work.

I use a loose definition of the “Old West” — basically the American frontier after the Revolutionary War — rather than the traditional post-Civil War to 1900.

A

And Die in the Rest: The Story of the O.K. Corral, Paula Mitchell Marks. Raw Feed.

B

The Black Hills After Custer, Bob Lee. Review.

C

Cow-Boys and Colonels: Narrative of a Journey Across the Prairie and Over the Black Hills of South Dakota, Edmond Baron de Mandat-Grancey. Raw Feed.

G

Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier, Roger D. McGrath, 1987. Raw Feed.

J

Jack McCall, Assassin: An Updated Account of His Yankton Trial, His Plea for Clemency, and Execution, Joseph G. Rosa. Review.

L

A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific, Robert M. Utley. Review.

N

Nuggets to Neutrinos: The Homestake Story, Steven T. Mitchell. Review.

S

The Saga of Hugh Glass, John Myers Myers. Review.

T

They Called Him Wild Bill: The Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok, Joseph G. Rosa. Review.

To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West, Mark Lee Gardner. Review.

U

Undaunted Courage: Meriweather Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, Stephen Ambrose.

W

Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter: An Account of Hickok’s Gunfights, Joseph G. Rosa. Review.

 

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