Descriptions for heat levels in book list

------holding hands, perhaps a gentle kiss
♥♥ ---- more kisses but no tongue-- no foreplay
♥♥♥ ---kissing, tongue, caressing, foreplay & pillow talk
♥♥♥♥ --all of above, full sexual experience including climax
♥♥♥♥♥ -all of above including coarser language and sex more frequent

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Some historical research books

Since I have been on the topic of historical books, I thought I'd add the following list. Louis L'Amour recorded some of his thinking on the historical books he had used for research. It was presented at the start of one of his audio books.

I checked them out and many are available free for eBooks through libraries or assorted sources as their copyrights have expired. If you are looking for one of them, type in 'title author download'. They were quite readable online; but to download them to my Kindle, it was better to pay the $.99 that Amazon charged as straight scanning a book is often very unreadable. I bought George Custer's book as well as Elizabeth Custer's book, Boots and Saddles about her life as a military wife. I've been much enjoying hers as I am soon to start a book where her information will be quite useful even though it's Oregon and not the Dakotas and Montana.

L'Amour emphasized that he has used thousands of books and there are many more as good as these. When someone asks what is a good book researching the West, he asks-- what part, which states, what period because there are so many facets to Western history.

Commerce of the Prairies -- Josiah Greggs

On the Border with Crook – John Bourke

Life among the Apaches – John C. Cremony

Trailing Geronimo – Anton Mazzanovich

My Life on the Plains – George Custer

Warpath and Bivouac – John F. Finerty

Historical sketches of the cattle trade – Joseph McCoy

Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting – Edward McGivern

Trail Drivers of Texas – compiled and edited by J. Marvin Hunter

Besides using journals and letters, he added that to truly write an historical western, you must walk the ground, climb the mountains, experience the land.Personally I think this is true of any book that is placed in a setting that isn't pure fantasy.