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Writing the West / Elise McHugh

Cormac McCarthy’s Work Touches Something Important

Cormac McCarthy’s Work Touches Something ImportantI admit it: I'm a relative newcomer to the work of Cormac McCarthy. I've known of his work for years and his books have been on my ever-growing "to read" list, but it was only recently that his books moved to the top of that list.

There's a reason for that: I received a proposal for a critical book of McCarthy's work. The proposal prompted me to take a close look at his work and the scholarly interest in it.
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People of the West

Public’s Interest in the West Remains Strong, Says Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

Public’s Interest in the West Remains Strong, Says Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West On Sept. 28, 1542, Spanish explorer and conquistador Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed his flagship San Salvador into San Diego Bay, opening California's door to what some would call the curse of civilization.

What followed over the next 400-plus years b...
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Book Reviews

No Country for Young Widows

No Country for Young Widows Review by Kristy Kiernan
In 1903, the wilds of Montana and Alberta, Canada, and the frozen peaks of the Rockies challenged the most adventurous and experienced explorers. Only someone desperate, perhaps even mad, would dare consider them a viable esca...
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Western Art

‘Custer’s Last Stand’ Art Exhibit Now on Display at Whitney Gallery in Cody, Wyoming

‘Custer’s Last Stand’ Art Exhibit Now on Display at Whitney Gallery in Cody, Wyoming "Brush, Palette, and Custer's Last Stand," featuring artists who depicted the Battle of the Little Bighorn, is now on display at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center's Whitney Gallery of Western Art in Cody, Wyoming.

Assembled from the Center's collecti...
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Editor's Blog / Mike Harris

Roundup! Book Signing a Good Excuse to See WWA Friends

Roundup! Book Signing a Good Excuse to See WWA Friends One of the great fans - and friends - of Western writing is Larry Siegel, community relations manager for Barnes & Noble's North Scottsdale, Ariz., store. Larry not only enjoys a good tale about the Old West, he's also a big supporter of Western ...
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