For a long time, in most parts of the world, people saw Americans as cowboys. Mainly because that's how we saw ourselves. From 1955 to 1964, adult Westerns made up as much as 25% of all prime-time television. Wagon Train, Maverick, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and dozens of other programs painted the rough justice of the American West. At least the popular version of it.
Critics called C.J. Box's 2013 national bestseller Breaking Point explosive. Now comes Stone Cold, the 14th novel in C.J. Box's popular series about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. Mark Perzel had a chance to talk with C.J. Box about how he developed the Joe Pickett character, and how his storytelling has evolved since his first novel about the game warden who seems to walk into the middle of trouble.
As the baseball season winds down, David Delegator speaks by phone with Timothy Mullin, the author of Baseball Road Trips: The Midwest & Great Lakes. This book might make a great present for a baseball lover you know who’s looking for vacation ideas for next year.