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Monday, November 23, 2020

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST EPISODE 21—CHARGE! U.S. CAVALRY WESTERNS

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST
EPISODE 21
CHARGE! 
U.S. CAVALRY WESTERNS
Dat-dadat-dadat-dadat-datda-dadat-dadaaaaaaaa! CHARGE! It's the cavalry to the rescue...Hold steady there, Troopers, because it's time for another full-length episode of the Six-Gun Justice Podcast. Prepare yourselves to defend Fort Podcast, where Paul and Rich are under siege from Apaches while discussing the numerous books, movies, and short stories featuring the U.S. Cavalry in all its glory and—in some cases—infamy. 
 
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

SIX-GUN CONVERSATIONS—MICHAEL RITT

 SIX-GUN CONVERSATIONS
MICHAEL RITT 
In this Six-Gun Justice Conversation segment, Rich talks with western writer Michael Ritt. Currently living in the mountains of western Montana with his wife and their Australian Shepherd, Mike enjoys reading about history, theology and natural science. He is a member of Western Fictioneers and Western Writers of America, and has had his first novel, The Sons of Philo Gaines, recently published by Five Star.
 
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Sunday, November 15, 2020

SIX-GUN JUSTICE SPEED LISTENS—MARX BEST OF THE WEST

SIX-GUN JUSTICE SPEED LISTENS
MARX BEST OF THE WEST
In this Speed Listen installment of the Six-Gun Justice Podcast, Paul dives into the history of Marx' Best of the West / Johnny West action figures, all in under fifteen minutes—give or take...
 
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS—DAVID GREGORY

SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS
DAVID GREGORY 
In this Six-Gun Justice Conversations segment, Paul talks with actor/writer/producer David Gregory about his award winning Powder Burns podcast, which features the trials and tribulations of a blind Sheriff in the Wild West. With guest stars such as Robert Vaughn and Ed Asner, Powder Burns has been nominated for a six-shooter's worth of awards and has been deemed, "Darned good entertainment and the future of the Western," by none other than the  Western Writers of America...
 
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Monday, November 9, 2020

WESTERN NON-FICTION—BLUECOAT AND PIONEER

WESTERN NON-FICTION
BLUECOAT AND PIONEER
I recently had a conversation with a friend about the difference between a traditional western yarn and historical western fiction. A related topic is nonfiction that reads like fiction. One such tome is Bluecoat and Pioneer, The Recollections of John Benton Hart, 1864—1868. I reviewed the book for True West magazine last year, but when General Sterling Price’s Missouri Expedition of 1864 showed up last week in local news, I took it as a good reason to go back to Hart’s remembrance.

John Benton Hart fought with the Eleventh Kansas Cavalry in 1864 Missouri, joined in Wyoming’s Battle of Platte Bridge a year later, and rode with Wells Fargo on the Bozeman trail. His colorful anecdotes and key observations, set to paper in the early 20th century by his son, Harry, keep the reader spellbound and help fill the gaps in similar narratives by other authors.
 
While I’m familiar with Sterling Price’s raid on Missouri (since one faction of his army bivouacked about 500 yards from my front porch), I’m not an expert, and Hart’s manuscript provides some good clarification.

The tale of a coveted sweet potato, Hart’s last-ditch plan to fight back against Cheyenne captors, and a visit with famed tracker, Jim Bridger, are only a few of the entertaining and sometimes poignant episodes herein.
 
Historian John Hart is John Benton Hart’s great-grandson, and his skilled research, attention to detail, and straight-forward prose come together not only to frame the old man’s vivid memories, but to give us to some new insights into frontier history
 
If you like nonfiction that reads like a pulp novel, Bluecoat and Pioneer might be for you.
 
REVIEW: RICHARD PROSCH