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Best Wild West Books Worth Your Attention

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Wild West books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West (2018)

 Best Wild West Books Worth Your AttentionDodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City’s streets were lined with saloons and brothels and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West.Enter Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Young and largely self-trained men, the lawmen led the effort that established frontier justice and the rule of law…
Author(s): Tom Clavin

2. Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You About Westward Expansion (2015)

 Best Wild West Books Worth Your AttentionExplorer William Clark reaches the Pacific Ocean and pens the badly spelled line “Ocian in view! O! the joy!” (Hey, he was an explorer, not a librarian.) Mexican general Santa Anna surrounds the Alamo, trapping 180 Texans inside and prompting Texan William Travis to declare, “I shall never surrender or retreat.” Two railroad companies, one starting in the West and one in the East, start a race to lay the most track and create a transcontinental railroad.With a storyteller’s voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin’s Which Way to…
Author(s): Steve Sheinkin, Tim Robinson

3. Facing West: A Forever Wilde Novel (Volume 1) (2017)

 Best Wild West Books Worth Your AttentionNico:I left my family and tiny Texas hometown fifteen years ago to escape small-town gossips and to give my mom and sister the chance at a better life. But when a phone call from an attorney back home informs me that my sister passed away, leaving me custody of her newborn baby, I’m shocked out of the steady life I’ve built for myself running a tattoo shop in San Francisco.The thing is: I don’t do babies. And I don’t do small towns. Or commitment. And I especially don’t do family. My plan is to go back to Hobie just long enough to sign…
Author(s): Lucy Lennox

4. Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Bears: Fifty Of The Grittiest Moments In The History Of The Wild West (2010)

 Best Wild West Books Worth Your AttentionThe romance of the West is built on an endless armature of shootouts and train robberies, cowboys versus Indians, white hat versus black, and everybody versus the wilderness. From John Colter’s harrowing escape from the Blackfeet to Hugh Glass’s six week crawl to civilization after a grizzly attack, from Custer’s final moments to John Wesley Powell’s treacherous run through the rapids of the Grand Canyon, takes the top 50 wildest episodes in the region’s history and presents them to the reader in one convenient, narrative-driven package….
Author(s): Matthew P. Mayo

5. True Tales and Amazing Legends of the Old West: From True West Magazine (2005)

 Best Wild West Books Worth Your Attention—most of it clouded by exaggeration and fabrication. Since 1953, True West magazine has been devoted to celebrating the West’s true colors, giving the men and women who settled there accurate voices, exploring every triumph and tragedy of their time—and exposing every vice and virtue.True Tales and Amazing Legends of the Old West commemorates these unforgettable cowboys, Indians, and city slickers through a mix of classic histories and brand-new narratives, all illustrated with photographs—many reproduced here for the first time—of the people and places that gave…
Author(s): Editors of True West

6. Whispers in the Wind (Wild West Wind) (2012)

 Best Wild West Books Worth Your AttentionWith a secretive widow, a love-struck cowboy, and a suspicious rancher standing in her way, will Cassie ever fulfill her father’s last wish?…
Author(s): Lauraine Snelling

7. The Humanities: Culture, Continuity and Change, Book 4: 1600 to 1800 (2nd Edition) (Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change) (2011)

 Best Wild West Books Worth Your AttentionFor an undergraduate introductory level course in the humanities. The Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change helps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach. Written around Henry Sayre’s belief that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, it captures the voices that have shaped and influenced human thinking and creativity throughout our history….
Author(s): Henry M. Sayre

8. The Wild Wild West, the Series (2018)

 Best Wild West Books Worth Your AttentionThis is the 30th Anniversary reissue (2018) of Susan E. Kesler’s definitive book, The Wild Wild West, The Series (1988). Completely re-edited and redesigned, much of the previous book’s overall style and content remains. Lots of color has been added, along with cleaner copy and fresh material. There are great photos of the original book’s 1988 San Diego Comic-Con launch. This is an absolute MUST for any fan of the series….
Author(s): Susan E. Kesler, Jude Bradley

9. Swimming in Circles: Aquaculture and the End of Wild Oceans (2007)

 Best Wild West Books Worth Your AttentionExpanding on the author’s year-long study of the shrimp and salmon aquaculture industries as an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow, the book lays out the rationale behind aquaculture development: increasing the world food supply and creating jobs in areas hard hit by declining landings in wild fisheries. However, reality is something else entirely: ravaged ecosystems and bankrupted local economies. The author expands on his existing case studies, near his homes in eastern Maine, and Sonora, Mexico, and links them to events in other parts of the…
Author(s): Paul Molyneaux

10. West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915 (1976)

 Best Wild West Books Worth Your AttentionThis fascinating firsthand account of life and travel in the early twentieth century includes 24 pages of photographs.”It is like a fairyland.” So Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved Little House series, described her 1915 voyage to San Francisco to visit her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Laura’s husband, Almanzo, was unable to leave their Missouri farm; her faithful letters home, vividly describing every detail of her journey, have been gathered here.Perfect for supplementary classroom or homeschool research….
Author(s): Laura Ingalls Wilder


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Best Wild West Books Worth Your Attention

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On the Trail of Wolves: A British Adventure in the Wild West

Author(s): Philippa Forrester
ID: 2817906, Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Wild Horses of the West

Author(s): Jan Drake
ID: 2912129, Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Year: 2021, Size: 46 Mb, Format: epub

At the Wilderness Edge: The Rise of the Antidevelopment Movement on Canada’s West Coast

Author(s): J.I. Little
ID: 2338043, Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub

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