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  • emThe Last Standem
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    The Last Stand

    National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick, recounts the Battle of Little Bighorn that took place at Little Bighorn River in Central Montana on June 25, 1876. The conflict between the U.S.…

  • emDavid Crockett The Lion of the Westem
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    David Crockett: The Lion of the West

    In his book Michael Wallis recalls the life of frontiersmen and politician David ‘Davy’ Crockett (1786-1836). Mr. Wallis reports on Davy Crockett’s childhood in eastern Tennessee and his…

  • emThe Red and the Whiteem
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    The Red and the White

    Andrew Graybill, associate history professor and director of Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University, talked about his book, The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West, in which he recalls the…

  • emTo Hell on a Fast Horseem
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    To Hell on a Fast Horse

    Western historian Mark Lee Gardner presented a biography of criminal and fugitive Billy the Kid and his pursuer Lincoln County (New Mexico) Sheriff Pat Garrett. Mr. Gardner recalled the numerous crimes that…

  • emThe Day the World Ended at Little Bighornem
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    The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn

    Mr. Marshall talked about his book, The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History, published by Viking. Mr. Marshall disputed the popular history of the Battle at Little…

  • emBlood Passionem
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    Blood Passion

    Scott Martelle read from his book, Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West. He described the history of the Ludlow Massacre of April 1914 in which striking…

  • emThe Worst Hard Timeem
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    The Worst Hard Time

    Timothy Egan talked about his book The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, published by Houghton Mifflin. In the 1930s parts of America…

  • emLocust Insect That Shaped American Frontierem
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    Locust: Insect That Shaped American Frontier

    Mr. Lockwood talked about his book, Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect That Shaped the American Frontier, published by Basic Books. In the book, the…

  • emThe Forgotten Founders  Rethinking Old West Historyem
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    The Forgotten Founders: Rethinking Old West History

    Introduced by his nephew Congressman Mark Udall, Stewart Udall talked about his book The Forgotten Founders: Rethinking the History of the Old West, published by Island Press. The book…

  • emCrucible of War The Seven Years Warem
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    Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War

    Fred Anderson talked about his book Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The book details the…