Washita Memories

Eyewitness views of Custer’s Attack on Black Kettle’s Villageby Richard G. Hardorff Pub. Date: October 2008Publisher: University of Oklahoma PressFormat: Paperback , 464 ppISBN-13: 9780806139906 Reviewed by Carolyn B. LeonardOn November 27, 1868, the U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a peaceful Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western […]

“The Awakening Land”

The Trees (1940), The Fields (1946), and The Town (1950) Author: Conrad Richter LC Number 66-21362:Copyright 1966, revised edition 1991 Review by Carolyn B. Leonard The Awakening Land trilogy by Conrad Richter is a series of three novels that explore the lives of a white American frontier family in the Ohio Valley from the late […]

Killers of the Flower Moon

Subtitle: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann copyright 2017 ISBN: 978-0-3855-3424-46 Hardback, 291 pages plus acknowledgements, credits, sources and notes totaling 339 pages Publisher – Doubleday, New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland. Illustrated with black and white photos of the period and named a #1 New York Times bestseller for […]