Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review of Bound by Steel & Stone

The December 2021 issue of Western Writers of America’s Roundup Magazine contains a book review I wrote about Bound by Steel & Stone: The Colorado-Kansas Railway and the Frontier of Enterprise in Colorado, 1890-1960, by J. Bradford Bowers. The author … Continue reading

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Book Review of From the River to the Sea

The October 2021 issue of Western Writers of America’s Roundup Magazine contains a book review I wrote about From the River to the Sea: The Untold Story of the Railroad War That Made the West by John Sedgwick. The author has … Continue reading

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Book Review of Iron Women

The June 2021 issue of Western Writers of America’s Roundup Magazine contains a book review I wrote about Iron Women: The Ladies Who Helped Build the Railroad by Chris Enss. Ms. Enss is the current president of Western Writers of America. She … Continue reading

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Tonya Todd was Guest Speaker at Anthem Authors

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Tonya Todd, the Henderson Writers Group’s Education Chair, gave a special presentation to members of Anthem Authors about the benefits of attending the annual Las Vegas Writers’ Conference. As the current President of Anthem Authors, … Continue reading

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Letter to Roundup Magazine Editor

I was surprised and pleased to see a letter to the editor (Johnny D. Boggs) of Roundup Magazine that was published in the August 2019 issue. L. J. Martin, a prolific writer in multiple genres, wrote about my article “Races Within … Continue reading

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Roundup Magazine Articles

The April 2019 issue of Roundup Magazine contains two feature articles that I wrote in conjunction with the sesquicentennial celebration of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. One article is entitled: “Races Within A Race: The building of the … Continue reading

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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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