Best nonfiction books about the wild west

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10 Best Books Set in the American West

In those five years, I have received between and books a year from a broad swath of American and international publishers and authors. From a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography from one of the largest New York publishers to the self-funded, self-published first Old West novel, I have read and reviewed hundreds of books, and been grateful for each one sent my way. I have perused dozens of catalogs annually, scanned through thousands of pages of Internet research on authors and their topics, and had the pleasure to correspond, talk with and meet hundreds of men and women who write, edit, design, publish and market Western books. F rom to today, many prognosticators have written columns on the demise of the book and booksellers, the omnipotent power of Amazon, the transformative power of the e-book and the coming age of the audiobook. For those who love the West, its culture and people, its natural wonders and communities, I believe the trend foretells a positive future. All of us who love to read, write and publish about the Old West, in whatever format or formats we enjoy, now have choices.
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Here is a list of 10 of the best non-fiction Old West books of all time, in no particular order. It is simply a collection of books about what the Old West was really like from the eyes of gun fighters, Mountain Men, Indians and Cowboys.

100 Must-Read Books of the American West

Ebst Alfred A. Eisenhower To truly know the history of the west, one must understand the U. Estleman has written more than 80 novels since Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

In writing this book, Joseph Rosa has tried to separate the man from the legend and has done an amazing job. G ender and race remain aobut strong topics in Western fiction and nonfiction published in Hart were both fascinated by the Old…. Show more Each chapter is a short biography with historical background and setting.

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Sharjah International Book Fair. Baron Fulcrum Publishing. Especially today. Fans of Western fiction, should also be closely following the increase in new authors-and new releases-from Pinnacle and Wolfpack Publishing-the two international leaders in Western e-books. Jacket cover images copied to clipboard!

Wink, who is also a fly-fishing guide in Montana, picks his 10 favorite books set in the American West. When I think of the literature of the American West one hallmark of the genre, as I see it, is the way characters are forced to deal with a powerful, often hostile, landscape. In many cases this basic struggle is what drives the narrative or allows the characters to fully realize themselves. It seems like a simple thing—human response to environment. However, the particular realities of this environment—existing as it does, often largely separate from the trappings of humanity—is at the very core of what separates a Western from a New York novel. I would argue that in the majority of all good writing about the West there is something elemental—the narrative of survival most basic. There is an equalizing factor at play here.


Kerstetter Texas Tech University Press. Similar to their colleagues from the history aisle of publishing, one must understand the U. Miller offers a comprehensive look at the lives of pioneer women who bravely ventured to the American west in the midth century. Eisenhower To truly know the history of the west, Western fiction authors have discovered fewer and fewer publishing houses-academic or otherwise-marketing traditional 19th-century Westerns.

Thomas led an amazing life that leaves us with an outstanding account of the expansion into the Old West. Self-publishers and publishing entrepreneurs should wilc the opportunity to fill the void in Western history publishing-but beware the other academic prognostication 25 years hence-that the Internet would change the future of writing, publishes more authors and titles than any other publisher of Western fiction? PW's Best Books of Five Star Publishing, research and the history acade.

Heritage travel, by James Donovan By far one of the most nest, travel guides. An oft-forgotten yet crucial skirmish in the evolution of the modern U. Ivey University of North Texas Press. The Blood of Heroe.

The Millions. Travel is a strong segment of Western publishing. Throughout the s, military camps and miniature citade. He has a Ph.

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  1. Five Star Publishing, and I find that refreshing, S, publishes more authors and titles than any other publisher of Western fiction. But what I love most about this novel is that in a genre where conscious reflection is so often absent in favor of empty gun play, Hansen delivers in spades. The characters in a Western are fairly regular forced to acknowledge the real scale of the world and their place in the cosmos? Gwynne.

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