— A TOWN OF VIOLENCE — The man in the sweat-stained white shirt grunted as he lifted another shovel full of dirt and scattered it onto the gravesite.
“Well, he lasted more ‘n most of ’em,” said a man standing nearby holding a bible.
The gravedigger straightened up and wiped the back of his hand across his forehead.
“Not quite a month.”
The two men stood […]
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— A MAN OF MANY TALENTS — A few seconds after spotting two Sioux sitting near a clearing along the Missouri River, Luther Sage Kelly found himself in a struggle to stay among the living.
The noise Kelly made when nudging his horse closer alerted the Sioux warriors. They hurried to their feet and went on the offensive, “…one with a shotgun and the other armed with a […]
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Fletcher Knebel, author of Seven Days in May, wrote about politics—in fiction and fact.
When Knebel graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1934, he went to work for a newspaper in Coatesville, Pennsylvania and spent the next two decades in journalism.
In 1951, he launched a nationally syndicated column called Potomac Fever, satirizing national politics and government. Knebel was considered one of the more colorful characters in journalism […]
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— RIDING WITH HISTORY — Sherman McMaster never stayed long in one place. Always on the move, he crisscrossed Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. He rode the frontier mostly as a hired gun and associated with some of the most recognizable names in history.
Born 1853 into wealthy Illinois family, McMaster—also known as McMasters—made his way West in his late Teens or Twenties.
And he wasted little making […]
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