Richard W. Etulain is a prize-winning historian specializing in the history of the American West and more recently "Thunder in the West: The Life and Legends of Billy the Kid."

He is the author or editor of 60 volumes. His books and essays have won several major prizes.

He has been honored as president of both the Western Literature and Western History Associations.

Engagements Hr Short
Etulain has also made more than 200 presentations on western and US historical, literary, and cultural topics.

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Writings Hr Short
Featured Publication

Thunder in the West: The Life and Legends of Billy the Kid University of Oklahoma Press

This is Etulain's most recent book, dealing with the most-written-about young man of the Old West.

It provides a readable life story and enlarges discussions of the shifting views of Billy the Kid.

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ISBN 978-0-8061--6625-4

Additional Featured Publications can be found below.







Experience Hr Short
During his long career he has edited nearly 100 volumes in several historical series.

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Featured Publications
Abraham Lincoln: A Western Legacy
Abraham Lincoln: A Western Legacy
Lincoln and Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era Lincoln and Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era
Thunder in the West: The Life and Legends of Billy the Kid
Thunder in the West: The Life and Legends of Billy the Kid
Stegner: Conversations on History and Literature
Stegner: Conversations on History and Literature
Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West
Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West
Re-Imagining the Modern American West
Re-Imagining the Modern American West
Lincoln Looks West: From the Mississippi to the Pacific
Lincoln Looks West: From the Mississippi to the Pacific
Seeking First the Kingdom: Northwest Nazarene University
The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane