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Book Review Texas History and the Comanche Indians

The Comanche were the best light cavalry in the entire hemisphere, if not the planet. Gwynne says of the Comanche: “No one could out ride them or outshoot them from the back of a horse.”[ReviewAZON name=”empire summer moon” id=”3″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”B0070D2XC8″ trackingid=”oldwest237-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]



A former orphan of New York’s slums, and a Civil War veteran, Watt O’Hugh does what many young desperate men from the 19th century East did – he goes West. He works on a cattle run, fights a range war, becomes a dime novel hero, then an outlaw, all the time determined to save Lucy Billings, the socialite-with-a-past whom he loved and lost in New York City before the War.


Kruger’s Gold – Book Review| South Africa Boers

“Kruger’s Gold” grips the reader at once and the pace never slows. As I read this action tale of the struggle a century ago between South Africa’s Boers, and England and her “colonials,” I was repeatedly struck with the idea this would be and should be a wonderful movie. Allinson’s experience as a television producer may have given him that hot-shot cameraman’s “eye” or it could simply be that any good yarn so stirringly told lends itself to theatre in the best sense.