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Book Review: The Glorious Cause

The Glorious Cause is a book written by a favorite author of mine, Jeff Shaara. This Revolutionary War book shows the reader the men who traveled and led this terrible journey that made the British Colonies in America a free and independent country. I knew the Revolutionary War was a struggle but, until I read […]

Book Review: No Rest for the Wicked

This is a short story by Louis L’Amour in his collection titled The Outlaws of Mesquite. This story puts a town marshal against the town when he arrests the man that is pushing dream of lost gold and missing towns. The scam was simple but Lou the town marshal had already seen and heard all […]

Book Review: The Drift

This Louis L’Amour short story out of the book The Outlaws of Mesquite is a tale of the tenacity of Johnny Garrett, which was also fueled by the desire to be close to Mary Jane Gavin. His first problem was that he was unable to keep his thoughts to himself and when he shared them […]

Book Review: Sin Killer

This is a novel by Larry McMurtry that tells a story of the early west before it was won but shortly after Lewis and Clark traveled across the land to the Pacific Ocean. The story tells of the Berrybender a family of rich aristocrats from England who were terribly out of place on a trip […]

Book Review: The Peacekeeper

This is a new author for me. Jeffrey Poston has given me a story that was probably more common than we were always led to believe. The story of a black western hero who has used his gun to save his own life but still takes the lives of those that challenged him. Jason Pears […]

Book Review: The Outlaws of Mesquite

This is a story by Louis L’Amour in a collection of stories. Milt Cogar is a horse tamer and his string of broken horses is just too much temptation for Dan Spencer who is the leader of this rustler’s town. Mesquite has a few good men but they are under the belief that they are […]

Book Review: The Leather Slappers

Book Review: The Leather Slapper  One story out of three. This is a western short story in a trio of stories from the book Rainbow Rider by Wayne D. Overholster. This story is about a gunman who is working for a large land company working out of northern New Mexico and it moves to press […]

Book Review: Table Rock

This western story written by Les Savage Jr. was written in the late fifties and was at the time considered to far from the accepted model of western books. The Author died and his agent felt that it should not be published in the form I read it in. The agent supplied a rough draft […]

Book Review: The Hart Brand

This western story is written by Johnny D. Boggs a spur award – winning author. The story is set in the New Mexico Territory beginning in the fourteenth year of young Caleb Hart. He would be sent by his parents over twelve hundred miles to work for his uncle, Captain Frank Hart, on his ranch. […]

Book Review: Bitter Wind

This western by spur award winning author Wayne D. Overholser tells a story of the lives of two men who were put together through strange happenings but then fell apart with the search for there own dreams. This story highlights the thought that we sometimes do not really want what we are vigorously chasing. The […]