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Is Jim Bridger Responsible for What Happened to the Donner Party?

Jim Bridger is one of the most influential figures in the history of the American West. A new biography by Jerry Enzler sheds light on key events from Bridger’s life, including the mountain man’s interactions with Brigham Young and his role (or lack thereof) in the Donner Party’s demise. Enzler even tries to tell truth from fiction by examining the legend of Hugh Glass and the bear recounted in The Revenant.

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What Happened Between Jim Bridger and Brigham Young?

Few men are as important to the history of the American West as Jim Bridger and Brigham Young. Jerry Enzler reveals never-before-known details about their influential relationship drawn from his biography, Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West.

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Ida Tarbell and McClure’s: The Magazine That Rewrote America

Stephanie Gorton is the author of Citizen Reporters: S. S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine That Rewrote America (Harper Collins, 2020).

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Tony Williams Writes a 200-Page Alexander Hamilton Biography

Historian Tony Williams has tried to do the impossible: Write a 200-page biography of Alexander Hamilton.