Category Archives: Book Review

Utah Life Article on Golden Spike

To my surprise and grateful appreciation, Michael Zimmer wrote a wonderful article about my book Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles, Book Three, in the September/October 2018 issue of Utah Life. Michael’s contribution is more than just a book review, it is … Continue reading

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Independence Month

On July 19 I posted an article entitled “Independence Month” on the Mad About MG History website. No such “month” exists, of course; but, I pointed out that two of the world’s greatest democracies celebrate their independence from tyrannical monarchs … Continue reading

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Antarctic Exploration Posting to Mad About MG History

Periodically, I post to Mad About MG History, a blog containing recommendations for books for middle grade students on selected subjects. The blog is primarily designed for teachers of middle grade students and librarians of middle grade schools, but parents … Continue reading

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Railroad History Reviews Golden Spike

Railroad History reviewed Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicle–Book Three, in its Fall-Winter 2017 issue. Robert Butler wrote the review. Mr. Butler reviewed Eagle Talons and Bear Claws in previous issues of Railroad History. One of his closing sentences in … Continue reading

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Historical Novel Society Reviews Golden Spike

The Historical Novel Society published a review this month of Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Three. Jess Westerhoff provided the review and states in part, “It’s well-researched and has an exciting conclusion.” You can read the entire review here: … Continue reading

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Wyoming History News Announces Golden Spike

Wyoming History News, the official newsletter for the Wyoming State Historical Society, announced the upcoming release of Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Three, in its April 2017 edition. I have created this collage from the newsletter’s masthead and the announcement … Continue reading

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Golden Spike at Western Fiction Review

[media-credit name=”Western Fiction Review” align=”aligncenter” width=”719″][/media-credit] Western Fiction Review recently posted a great review of Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Three. Western Fiction Review has now reviewed all three books in the trilogy. I thank Steve M. for including … Continue reading

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Golden Spike Available for Pre-Order

Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Three, is now available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can select the tabs in the right-hand sidebar of this website to go to the respective Robert Lee Murphy page and select Golden … Continue reading

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Anthem Authors Listed in Roundup Magazine

Three members of Anthem Authors have book blubs listed in the August 2016 issue of Roundup Magazine, the official publication of Western Writers of America. Anthem Authors is a writing and critique group comprised, at the present, of thirty-three residents of Sun City … Continue reading

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Wyoming History News Reviews Bear Claws

Wyoming History News reviewed Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two in its June 2016 issue. The News is published ten times a year for members of the Wyoming State Historical Society. Distribution is to members only, and no copies are … Continue reading

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