Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Book Roundup

For those returning home from the American Society for Legal History Conference in Denver, and for those who couldn't make it, here's a short list of book reviews and other reads.

  • In the Denver Post there is a review of Tom Horn: In Life and Legend (University of Oklahoma Press) by Larry Ball. "Horn went to the gallows for gunning down a boy, a killing that is controversial to this day. While the evidence against Horn was overwhelming, many of his contemporaries as well as today's history buffs believe that his confession was the work of a drunken braggart known for telling tall tales. His confession as well as Horn's garrulousness on the stand led to his undoing. "Tom Horn talked himself into a noose," Ball maintains."