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.
this range we called home, old-time cowboys worked cattle on snaky broncs,
and the stories and signs left behind by Native Americans and outlaws
were still fresh. Without telephones or electricity, we depended one
each other and read at night by the candle-like light of coal oil lamps.
Tightly woven into the cowboy life, Nonie, Bobby, and I thrived within
a loving family and within the bond we shared with each other and this
In this elegant and illuminating true story, Diana Allen Kouris tells
of growing up on the historic Brown’s Park Livestock Ranch, where
in the 1800s Butch Cassidy found sanctuary, and nearly a century later
her family hosted Robert Redford as he retraced the Outlaw Trail.
There, in a remote Green River valley near the “three corners” of
Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah, time had slowed, allowing Diana to thrive
within the Old West cattle ranching legacy begun by her grandparents.
Hers was a magical childhood spent in the midst of a loving family, including
sidekick siblings Nonie and Bobby. Adventure was as close as the horse
corrals, for with their cow horses, Bollie, Chocko, and Smokey, the threesome
spent hours on horseback learning theland, cowboy skills, responsibility,
Kouris captures a human spirit as vital as the land as she tells of her
mother crawling across the swinging bridge in a storm to bring the family
home, her brother attaining “perfect freedom” as he ran wild
horses, and her family moving cattle in relentless weather. She describes
tragedy met and overcome while living the magnificent, sometimes achingly
hard, cowboy way of life.
Ironically, it is the land’s uniqueness and beauty that brings lasting
change for the three siblings as they try to hold on to each other and
to a vanishing era. But because she rode on the edge of a fleeting era
and brings it vigorously to life, it remains in her heart—and in
“Riding the Edge of an Era is one of
the most heartwarming and captivating books I have ever read. Diana Allen
Kouris is a masterful storyteller with a wonderful story to tell. This
book should be required reading for all new arrivals in the West, so
they might know something about the folks this land has shaped, about
the folks who have long called this land their home.”
•• D.L. Birchfield, author of Field of Honor and Black Silk Handkerchief
“Diana Kouris grew up in a tough family, pioneers in a remote valley
touching Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado. Her account of family life along
the Green River is as comfortable as a family album, with photographs leading
the reader through the stories, showing the high expectations and love
that created responsible adults. The people, livestock, and land depended
on one another, trusted one another, and reinforced one another.”
••Linda M. Hasselstrom, author of Between Grass and Sky and other
"Riding the Edge of an Era: Growing up Cowboy on the Outlaw Trail is an extraordinary story written by a woman steeped in a western ranching environment."
••Mary E. Trimble
Diana Allen Kouris was raised on the historic Brown’s Park Livestock Ranch in the “three corners” country of Utah, Colorada, and Wyoming. Surrounded with beautiful mountains and a lingering essence of the Old West, Diana thrived in the embrace of her family and cattle ranching heritage.
Diana is also the author of the nonfiction book The Romantic and Notorious History of Brown’s Park, which is a regional bestseller. Her work also appears in periodicals and an anthology. She lives with her husband, Mike, in the central part of Wyoming near Kinnear.
She conducts workshops on writing and history and leads an occasional tour of the Brown’s Park area.
She is working on new book projects inolving women and western history.
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