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WILL BAGLEY. South Pass: Gateway to a Continent

WILL BAGLEY. South Pass: Gateway to a Continent. University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover, 328 pages, $29.95, oupress.com.

Will Bagley has earned his spurs as a scholar who knows the Western terrain. The time and attention given to South Pass reaffirms his worth

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WILL BAGLEY. With Golden Visions Bright Before Them: Trails to the Mining West 1849-1852

WILL BAGLEY. With Golden Visions Bright Before Them: Trails to the Mining West 1849-1852. University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover, $45, www.oupress.com.

Will Bagley draws from hundreds of journals, diaries, letters, reminiscences and other records of those who made the trip to California gold

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LARRY D. BALL. Tom Horn in Life and Legend

LARRY D. BALL. Tom Horn in Life and Legend. University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover, 554 pages, $29.95, oupress.com.

The most in-depth account of Tom Horn, government scout/interpreter, cowboy, lawman, Pinkerton operative and deadly stock detective.

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JOHN BOESSENECKER. When Law Was in the Holster – The Frontier Life of Bob Paul

JOHN BOESSENECKER. When Law Was in the Holster – The Frontier Life of Bob Paul. University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover, $34.95, www.oupress.com.

Biography reads more like a classic novel with Bob Paul whaling on the high seas, mining in the California gold fields and serving as

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JANE LITTLE BOTKIN. Frank Little and the IWW : The Blood That Stained an American Family

JANE LITTLE BOTKIN. Frank Little and the IWW : The Blood That Stained an American Family. University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover, paperback, 512 Pages, $34.95, $26.95, OUPress.com

A double Spur-award winner, this book is as accurate as any story can

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JANE LITTLE BOTKIN. The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and the Rebel Maids of Denver

JANE LITTLE BOTKIN. The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and the Rebel Maids of Denver. University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover, 336 Pages, $32.95, OUPress.com

Botkin’s exceptionally well researched and very readable book adds a new chapter to the

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DOREEN CHAKY. Terrible Justice: Sioux Chiefs and U.S. Soldiers on the Upper Missouri, 1854-1868

DOREEN CHAKY. Terrible Justice: Sioux Chiefs and U.S. Soldiers on the Upper Missouri, 1854-1868. Arthur H. Clark. Hardcover, $39.95, www.oupress.com.

Outlines the discord between the white and Indian cultures on the Northern Plains during the 1800s. Chaky writes of hardships endured both by pursued and pursuers,

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ROBERT J. CONLEY. Wil Usdi: Thoughts from the Asylum: A Cherokee Novella

ROBERT J. CONLEY. Wil Usdi: Thoughts from the Asylum: A Cherokee Novella. University of Oklahoma Press. Trade paperback, 140 pages, $14.95, oupress.com.

Cherokees adopted William Holland Thomas when he was a teenager, and the man known as Wil Usdi (Little Will) would go on to

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ROBERT K. DeARMENT. Gunfighter in Gotham: Bat Masterson’s New York City Years

ROBERT K. DeARMENT. Gunfighter in Gotham: Bat Masterson’s New York City Years. University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover, 293 pages, $29.95, oupress.com.

This is a reprint of Robert DeArment’s 2005 limited edition Broadway Bat with additional information, and a follow-up to his well-known biography on Bat Masterson.

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MARK J. DWORKIN. American Mythmaker: Walter Noble Burns and the Legends of Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Joaquín Murrieta

MARK J. DWORKIN. American Mythmaker: Walter Noble Burns and the Legends of Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Joaquín Murrieta. University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover, 286 pages, $29.95, oupress.com.

It has been said that Walter Noble Burns never let facts get in the way of

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