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US western research books
« on: August 08, 2012, 12:33:22 AM »
I can't post this in the 'Authors' Resource Centre,' so a moderator can move it, if deemed it should go there. Thought this list will save others a lot of time researching appropriate books for western facts.

Here are some of the reference books I use for western historical fiction.

A dictionary of the Old West, Watts

Brothels, Bordellos, & Bad Girls, MacKell

Curley's Guide to the Black Hills, Curley 1877

Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery, Prostitutes in the American West 1865-90 Butler, Anne M.

Deadwood, Parker

Gold in the Black Hills, Parker

Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of the Early American West, Fisher, Vardis

Gold, Gals, Guns, Guts, Lee/Lindstrom

Hard Knocks-A life Story of the Vanishing West, Young

How to Write the Western Novel, Braun (good bibliography)

I Buried Hickok, Secrest

Old Deadwood Days, Bennett, Estelline

Pioneer Days in the Black Hills, McClintock

Saloons of the Old West, Erdoes

Soiled Doves, Prostitution in the Early West, Schissel

Standard Catalog of Fire Arms, The Collector's Price & Reference Guide, Shideler

The Black Hills, or Last Hunting Grounds of the Dakotahs, Tallent

The Old West, The Gunfighters, Trachman

The Prairie Traveler, Marcy

The Real Deadwood, Ames

The World Encyclopedia of Pistols Revolvers and Submachine Guns, Fowler, North, Stronge

The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the 1800's, McCutcheon

The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the Wild West, Moulton

Upstairs Girls, Prostitution in the American West, Rutter

Western Words, Adams

Wild Bill Hickok, Turner

Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey, Schlissel