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American West

Who Was the Real Billy the Kid?

Historian Richard W. Etulain is a specialist in history and literature of the American West, and the author of Thunder in the West: The Life and Legends of Billy the Kid. His book is one of several contributions by the press to unique scholarship about the American West, such as Jerry Enzler’s account of Jim Bridger and Brigham Young.

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19th Century American West Latter-day Saint History

Utah Politics with Rod Decker

Rod Decker was a Utah political reporter for more than 40 years and is the author of Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room (Signature Books, 2019). The book provides a political context for many of the events described in Saints 3: Boldly, Nobly, and Independent, 1893–1955.

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American West Brigham Young

Brigham Young and Latter-day Saint Faith

Thomas Alexander is the author Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon Faith (University of Oklahoma University Press, 2019). His book precedes another contribution from the press about the relationship between Brigham Young and Jim Bridger.

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American West Latter-day Saint History

Virtual Tour of the Salt Lake City Cemetery

Mark Smith is Sexton of the Salt Lake City Cemetery and co-author of Salt Lake City Cemetery (Images of America).

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American History American West

Transcontinental Railroad Art and Photography

The transcontinental railroad is inseparable from the history of the American West. It may not be a person like mountain man Jim Bridger, but the railroad figures just as prominently. Scott Lothes takes readers behind the scenes and describes a stunning new collection of railroad photographs.