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.
Larry Brown has gathered the stories of Wyoming’s hog ranches, from
Mother Featherlegs’ place to the Nine Mile Ranch to the Hog Ranch at
Fetterman. These colorful sties were brimming with sin, gunplay, gambling,
murder, outlaws, and romance. There, a customer might while away his free time
with a shot of rye, a game of faro, and a roll in the crib with a “soiled
angel” made passably attractive by loneliness and miles of sage.
Warning: this is not a book about hog farming.
“…easy to read, fast-paced, and intriguing.
Hopefully, this book is only one of many that Larry K. Brown will produce
on the existence of conflict and disorderly conduct inherent in Wyoming’s
Jones, Annals of Wyoming
“You…will feel satisfied when you finish
Hog Ranches of Wyoming that you learned something about history that doesn’t
find it way into textbooks.”
Junge, former editor, Wyoming Annals
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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