News 2018-02-09T19:21:03+00:00
“The Burning Hills” is a Louis L’Amour book. The simple review is this: If you like Louis L’Amour books, you’ll like “The Burning Hills.” I was doing some research on first chapters and picked 10 Louis L’Amours for my homework. I sat down and read the first chapter of each Read More
“The Last Full Measure” is the third book in the Shaara Civil War trilogy. This one was written by Jeff Shaara, as was the first book in the series, “Gods and Generals.” The middle book, “The Killer Angels,” was a Pulitzer Prize winning classic written by Jeff’s father, Michael Shaara. Read More
Western novels do not enjoy the widespread popularity they did in the mid-20th century, when Louis L’Amour was riding high in the author saddle. Still, the genre retains a loyal following. Part of the appeal of “frontier stories,” as L’Amour called them, is they offer an escape from a confusing Read More
05 February

Stagecoach

First — and let’s get this out of the way right away — this is not a review for the 1939 classic movie of the same name and starring John Wayne. Whew. This is for the 1986 television remake starring Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. The Read More
“The Cowboys” is a 1972 release starring John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Brown and Bruce Dern. Mark Rydell directed the movie, which was based on the novel by William Dale Jennings. Terrific movie. We watch as Wil Anderson (John Wayne), who loses all of his hands to gold fever, hires on Read More