This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West goes beyond the tales everyone knows of the OK Corral and the Dead Man's Hand to focus on the gunfights, massacres, and daring deeds that are the stars of local historians but not featured in general histories of the old west. These events, while less well known, offer new territory for the Wild West buff to explore.
Rod Miller is author of three books of history (Go West: The Risk & The Reward; Massacre at Bear River: First, Worst, Forgotten; John Muir: Magnificent Tramp) and contributed several articles for The Settlement of America: Encyclopedia of Westward Expansion. He is also author of three novels, two books of poetry, and numerous essays, magazine articles, and book reviews. He is winner of two Western Writers of America Spur Awards and the Westerners International Poetry Award, along with other awards and recognition as a writer.