Tag: Wild West

  • Throne of Grace by Tom Clavin and Bob Drury

    Throne of Grace by Tom Clavin and Bob Drury

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Throne of Grace: Life without a map. Quick synopsis: The story of one of America’s forgotten explorers, Jedediah Smith. Fun Fact Non-History People Will Like: Arithmetic used to be called ciphering in schools. Fun Fact for History Nerds: Between 1700 and 1822, European markets purchased nearly forty million pieces of beaver…

  • The Last Outlaws by Tom Clavin

    The Last Outlaws by Tom Clavin

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for The Last Outlaws: Crime doesn’t pay unless you count the free bullets you get shot with. Quick synopsis: The story of the Dalton Gang and the end of the Wild West. Fact for Non-History People: Emmett Dalton was shot 23 times and didn’t die. Fact for History Nerds: The Daltons were…

  • Follow Me to Hell by Tom Clavin

    Follow Me to Hell by Tom Clavin

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Follow Me to Hell: They never end up going to hell. Just Texas and Mexico. Quick synopsis: The story of legendary Texas Ranger Leander McNelly. Fun Fact Non-History People Will Like: The Texas Rangers were created in 1823 but wouldn’t actually be called the “Texas Rangers” for two years. Fun Fact…

  • Dodge City by Tom Clavin

    Dodge City by Tom Clavin

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Dodge City: Came for the Wild West. Stayed for the ridiculous nicknames. Quick synopsis: Part biography of Dodge City and what it was like in the time of Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Part biography of Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Also, part random cowboy stories which are almost completely tangential…