DON W. DeJARNETT Cowboy Tales on the Eaton Trail in Yellowstone

DON W. DeJARNETT Cowboy Tales on the Eaton Trail in Yellowstone. Pronghorn Press, trade paperback, 248 pages, $19.95, amazon.com

Cowboy Howard Eaton began taking people into Yellowstone country in the late 1880s, after it became the first National Park. He and his


BRETT HALSEY. West of Hell

BRETT HALSEY. West of Hell. Pronghorn Press. Trade paperback, 300 pages, $19.95, amazon.com

Clay Tracy, a hard-bitten bounty hunter, reluctantly hooks up with two friends to search for lost gold. Fighting nature, Indians and ruthless bushwhackers, they venture into the unforgiving New


DAVID M. JESSUP. Mariano's Crossing

DAVID M. JESSUP. Mariano’s Crossing. Pronghorn Press. 383 pages; trade paperback $22.95; pronghornpress.org.

Based on real people and historic events in post-gold rush Colorado, Mariano’s Crossing relates the mesmerizing struggle between Mariano Medina, former mountain man and friend of Kit Carson, his Indian wife, Takánsy,