A Just and Righteous Cause: Benjamin H. Grierson’s Civil War Memoir. Edited with Bruce J. Dinges Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2008.
Their Own Frontier: Women Intellectuals Re-Visioning the American West Edited and with an introduction by Shirley A. Leckie and Nancy J. Parezo.
Shirley A. Leckie and William H. Leckie The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West, Revised Edition Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003.
Angie Debo, Pioneering Historian, Oklahoma Western Biographies, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.
Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1993.
The Colonel’s Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.
Coauthor, with William H. Leckie. Unlikely Warriors: General Benjamin H. Grierson and His Family, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003.
Chapters in Books
Biography Matters: Why Historians Need Well-Crafted Biographies More Than Ever.” Writing Biography: Historians and Their Craft. Ed. Lloyd E. Ambrosius. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
Articles in Edited Works
“General George Armstrong Custer,” in Generals and Chiefs, Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing, 2004.
“Not Your Usual Fairy Tale Love Story: The Romance of Armstrong and Elizabeth Custer,” in Custer and His Times: Book IV, N. P. Little Bighorn Associates Inc. 2002, 139-166.
“The Partnership of Elizabeth and George A. Custer,” in Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001, 178-198.
“Why Biographies Matter in the Classroom.” History Teacher 20 (January 2006).
“Gender as a Force in History.” North Dakota History 64, 1997, 30-41.
“Custers Luck Runs Out.” Montana The Magazine of History 43, 1993, 30-41.
“Reading Between the Lines: Another Look at Officers’ Wives in the Post-Civil War Frontier Army.” Military History of the Southwest 19, 1989, 137-160.
“The Origins of the Toledo Metropark System.” The Northwest Ohio Quarterly 59, 1987, 3-15.
“Toledo in 1890: A Time of ‘Great Expectations’.” Northwest Ohio Quarterly 57, 1985, 119-131.
“Toledo, Ohio: A Case Study in the Process and Problems of Nineteenth-Century Urbanization.” The Old Northwest 10, 1984, 319-337.
“Building the City Efficient: The Work of Toledos First Plan Commission,” Part I: “Establishing the Commission.” Northwest Ohio Quarterly 55, 1983, 113-125. Part II: “Instituting Zoning,” Northwest Ohio Quarterly 56, 1984, 21-33.
“Brand Whitlock and the City Beautiful Movement in Toledo, Ohio.” Ohio History 50, 1982, 5-36.
“Sylvanus P. Jermain and the Establishment of Parks in Toledo, Ohio.” Northwest Ohio Quarterly 50, 1981, 103-116 and 51, 1982, 117-135.
A History Book Club Selection for Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth
1993 Evans Biography Award
1993 Julian J. Rothman Prize
Best book on Oklahoma History by the Oklahoma Historical Society in 2001
The Angie Debo Biennial Prize for the outstanding book published by the University of Oklahoma Press on the American Southwest in 2000 and 2001
The Colonel’s Lady was selected as a CHOICE Outstanding Academic book