Richard W. Etulain, professor emeritus of history who taught at The University of New Mexico from 1979 to 2001, has published two new books.

The first book, “Ernest Haycox and the Western,” is a study of the popular western writer, whose short story became the blockbuster movie “Stagecoach.” Haycox wrote more than 20 novels and 300 short stories and was a well-known contributor to Collier’s and Saturday Evening Post.”

Etulain's second book, “Presidents who Shaped the American West,” is a coauthored volume with Glenda Riley, a specialist in western and women's history. This book deals with the important shaping connections between the White House and the American West.

While at UNM, Etulain edited the “New Mexico Historical Review” (1979-1985) and directed the Center for the American West. He lectured abroad in more than 10 countries and was a guest professor at UCLA, Washington State University, and the University of Nevada. He gained a master's and Ph.D from the University of Oregon, and after teaching at his alma mater and Idaho State University came to The University of New Mexico in 1979. He taught at UNM until 2001, when he took early retirement. 

The books are his 53rd and 54th. Etulain's next book will be a two-volume study of Billy the Kid.