The 10 Annual WWHA Roundup, held in July in Fort Worth, recognized award winners and those receiving service awards for their outstanding contributions to the study of the Old West during the year of 2016. They are:
Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde
(Thomas Dunne Books, April 2016) 528 pp., hardcover, ISBN 978-1250069986
From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, Hamer stood on the frontlines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participated in the Bandit War of 1915, survived the climactic gunfight in the last blood feud of the Old West, battled the Mexican Revolution’s spillover across the border, protected African Americans from lynch mobs and the Ku Klux Klan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers, and Communists. When at last his career came to an end, it was only when he ran up against another legendary Texan: Lyndon B. Johnson.
Written by one of the most acclaimed historians of the Old West, Texas Ranger is the first biography to tell the full story of this near-mythic lawman.
The Killing of Charlie Storms by Luke Short
March 2016 vol 9 no 1 WWHA Journal
Frank Hamer's Del Rio Debut
Wild West magazine April 2016
The Fearless Leader of a Desperate Band
Paul Andrew Hutton
New Mexico Historical Review. Fall 2016