Logan: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman


Rated 4.25 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

Dressed only in a nightshirt and unarmed, Sheriff Thomas Logan lay bleeding outside the Jewel, a house of ill-fame. His death in 1906 sent shock waves across Nevada, forcing Hannah and their eight children to face an unfathomable future.

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MWBAwinnerThe Midwest Independent Publishing Association has chosen Logan: The Honorable Life & Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman by Jackie Boor, the winner in the History category of the annual Midwest Book Awards. Over 180 books were considered in 42 categories, ranging from poetry and literary fiction to self-help and cookbooks.

Earlier this year, Logan was also honored as a finalist for The da Vinci Eye, which honors excellence in book cover design, from The Eric Hoffer Book Award.

Congratulations on your awards Jackie!


This richly textured account of a popular lawman’s life and death includes many famous and colorful characters – all of whom were part of the Wild West’s reluctant surrender to the 20th century.

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5 reviews for Logan: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    The scent of sagebrush after a spring rain; the sound of wagons rolling down dusty Nevada roads; and the lively music and rough & tumble sounds of a mining camp all entered my mind as I lost myself in LOGAN….

    –Doug Gist, President, Silver State National Police Officers Museum

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    LOGAN reminds us of the dangers of being a lawman in the West, and of life caught up in a mining rush.

    –Michael Green, Professor of History, College of Southern Nevada

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    This tale is timeless in its message; how the loss of an officer in the line of duty impacts his family, fellow officers, and his community.

    –Madeline Neumann, National President, Concerns of Police Survivors

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Law and order, liquor and ladies of the night, and loyalty to family make this book a fascinating work of Nevada History!

    –Michael E. Fischer, Former Director, Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs and Independent Scholar in Nevada history

  5. This is my style of Old West history: gritty, truthful, and edged with poignant sadness.
    -Bob Boze Bell, Executive Editor, True West magazine

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