Here's a sampling of High Plains titles on Wyoming and the West: history, outlaws and lawmen, women, poetry, memoirs, and other perspectives of the West. For more information click on the image of the book.
Follow the Boys of Company K to Wyoming during the Civil War.
The inside story of the life of Butch Cassidy.
Poems that will change the way the world looks at women in ranching.
A side of the military you never read about—the official U.S. Army Laundresses.
Did Tom Horn commit the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell for which he was hanged?
The story of the horse that became the symbol of Wyoming
A risky living from Indians and explorers.
A road trip for a cause...on a donkey.
Bad in the Good Old Days contains stories about some of the most notorious,
corrupt and complex criminals, men and women, in Old Wyoming and the West.
One thing that makes the stories particularly interesting is that the author
received much of the information from the descendants of the criminals.
"In this authoritative and engaging book,
Larry K. Brown delivers a dozen grim and gritty tales of crime and punishment
in the wicked west. And while the bad men Brown describes are very bad indeed,
the women are worse—from
the cheating wife who kills to the girl who marries into the Barker Gang."
McCoy, Award-winning author of Hellfire Canyon
"Wyoming held onto its frontier era longer
than most. Larry K. Brown presents us a fascinating rogue’s gallery
of murderers—and murderesses—of
the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."
Kelton, Seven-time Winner of the Spur Award Voted all-time Best Western Writer
Larry K. Brown is the author of five books and many magazine articles. His interests in the fields of crime, women’s history, and the Old West have converged to become a writing specialty for him. His Petticoat Prisoners of Old Wyoming was a recipient of a coveted Wyoming State Historical Society “Publications Award,”and he served as guest editor for a “Collector’s Edition” of True West magazine which featured “hellcats, strumpets, and other wayward women” of the Old West.
His other books include two additional titles in his Wyoming criminal history trilogy, Hog Ranches of Wyoming: Liquor, Lust, and Lies Under Sagebrush Skies and You Are Respectfully Invited to Attend My Execution. Released in 2003 was Coyotes and Canaries: Characters Who Made the West Wild . . . and Wonderful! and in 2007 Bad in the Good Old Days.
His articles have appeared in numerous nonfiction anthologies as well as in such prominent periodicals as Wild West, True West, Old West, American Cowboy, Cowboy, and the National Cowboy Museum’s Persimmon Hill.
He and his wife Florence live in Cheyenne.
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