Will Bagley has written and edited more than twenty books on overland emigration, frontier violence, railroads, mining, the creation of computer search technology, and the Mormons. Some love him, some hate him, but his work has won every major prize in Western History--an Old Joe, the Spur, the Wrangler, the Caroline Bancroft, the John W. Caughey Prize for the year's most distinguished book on the history of the American West, and the Merrill J. Mattes Award for Excellence in Writing.
William Grant Bagley
Salt Lake City
B.A. in History from University of California at Santa Cruz (1971)
Professional historian specializing in history of the Western United States writing on fur trade, overland emigration, American Indians, military history, frontier violence, railroads, and Utah and the Mormons. Also a country musician for more than a decade.