Skip to Content

Fall 1997

Volume XXIII No. 1 (Fall 1997)


Editors' Pages 4

Nonfiction

Titles Page Number
Sam Chamberlain's Judge Holden and the Iconography of Science in Mid-19th Century Nation-Building
Rick Wallach
9
Helen Hunt Jackson's "Hobby": The Sentimental Novel and Political Reform in the 19th-Century West
Robyn M. Gronning
19
Dos Colorados
Verne Huser
27

Fiction

Titles Page Number
To Buy a Knife
Jerry Craven
35
Tattered Coat Upon a Stick
Paul Ruffin
43

Poetry

Titles Page Number
How the Wax Churches of Los Aztecas Bloom
Jan Epton Seale
63
Texas Time
Elaine Woodruff
66
Closer to Home
Elaine Woodruff
67
New Wood
Robert A. Ayres
69
Insomnia
Sarah Wolbach
70
Cowboy Cemetery, La Parra Ranch
Sarah Wolbach
71
Notes toward a prairie paleontology
Charles A. Peek
72
Icons of Passing
Charles A. Peek
74

Reviews

Titles Page Number
Wisdom Sits in Places by Keith H. Basso
Norman M. Whalen
77
The Fatal Confrontation: Historical Studies of American Indians, Environment, and Historians by Wilbur R. Jacobs
James A. Wilson
78
With Custer on the Little Bighorn: A Newly Discovered First-Person Account by William 0. Taylor 79
Custer: The Controversial Life of George Armstrong Custer by Jeffry D. Wert 79
Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer by Louise Barnett
Dorys Crow Grover
79
Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings by Peter H. Hassrick and Melissa J. Webster
Al Lowman
81
On Native Ground: Memoirs and Impressions by Jim Barnes
Jane Manaster
83
Empire Builder in the Texas Panhandle: William Henry Bush by Paul H. Carlson
Jim Harris
85
Wide Skies: Finding a Home in the West by Gary Holthaus
Christopher Propst
87
Texas Iconoclast Maury Maverick, Jr. edited by Allan 0. Kownslar
Robert Flynn
90
Wallace Stegner: His Life and Work by Jackson J. Benson
Chris Robertson
92
Cather Studies, Volume 3 edited by Susan J. Rosowski
J. Gerard Dollar
94
William Faulkner and the Tangible Past: The Architecture of Yoknapatawpha by Thomas S. Hines
John S. Hill
95
Updating the Literary West edited by Thomas J. Lyon and others
Mark Busby
97
Gunfight: Thirteen Western Stories edited by James C. Work
Roger W. Jones
98
The Mercy Seat by Rilla Askew
Mallory Young
99
Breathing Between the Lines: Poems by Demetria Martinez
Susan M. Lucas
101
Southwestern Women: New Voices edited by Caitlin L. Gannon
Myrna Zanetell
103
Contributors 105