Popular historian and Spur-award winner Howard Bryan has been delving into obscure corners of Southwest history since his early years as a reporter for The Albuquerque Tribune. His latest book offers a wealth of fascinating true stories of old Santa Fe that have never been published and are not available in any public archive. Bryan collected the material in extended personal interviews with old-timers who remembered a way of life that had by that time given way to the modern age. Their recollections provide a vivid recreation of both everyday life on the frontier and extraordinary events and developments that shaped the history of the Southwest. The stories range from humorous to touching to tragic and violent–all told with frankness and candor.