Heroes and Villains

Tom Smith of Abilene
    The story of that legendary lawman.

Dingus' Last Ride
    A bearded horseman brought his younger associate to the rejuvenated Pawnee City.

The Memorial Book of Edward C. D. Lines
    Captain Edward C. D. Lines served his country by choice during the Civil War, and gave his life for what he believed. This small book describes Captain Lines' last months through letters and testimonials, and introduces us to a man who was not only a military hero, but a hero in all senses of the word.

Frank Bursinger
    Ulysses S Grant Sanders was not a famous man - not a military hero nor a legend - but he was a hero nonetheless. Find out why in this story about his apprehending dangerous Frank Bursinger, a job no one else wanted but which had to be done.

Buffalo Bill Cody: Last of the Great Scouts
    Buffalo Bill Cody's sister, Helen Cody Wetmore, writes his biography and states plainly, "Embarrassed as I am with riches of fact, I have no thought of fiction." Zane Grey adds a foreword and a concluding essay about this man who seemed larger than life -- perhaps because he was.

Cora Pickering Cordell
    Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. To a young girl growing up, Cora Cordell provided love, wisdom and magic -- just what you would expect from a real heroine.

Miriam Colt Davis: Went to Kansas
    Kansas history is full of strong pioneering women who acted forcefully for the right. Miriam Davis Colt was not one of these; yet the courage she displayed in surviving the destruction of almost everything she held most dear serves as an example for all of us. Mrs. Colt's story will break your heart; her quiet, brave endurance of the most devastating tragedies will inspire you.

John Reynolds: Twin Hells
    John Reynolds describes life in a Kansas penitentiary in the late 1880s., writing, "Young man, as you peruse these pages, think of these things. Once down as a felon it is a miracle if one ever regains what he has lost." His account is riveting, and strikes us as forcefully today as it did back then -- in many ways, it might as well have been written in 1990 as in 1890.