Post by Allen Wiener on Sept 2, 2012 15:51:09 GMT -5
I don't know if any of you were fortunate enough to know Mark Dworkin, a leading authority on and writer about the old west, but it was with the most profound sadness that I learned today of his untimely death on Friday. Like most of those who worked or corresponded with Mark, I had no idea that he had been battling cancer for some time. Among his many achievements, Mark had recently completed a biography of pioneer old west writer Walter Noble Burns, which I hope will find a major publisher very soon. Mark also was the book review editor of the Journal of the Wild West History Association and I was very flattered that Mark invited me to contribute several reviews to that Journal. He will be missed in the same way that our colleague and friend Kevin Young is; he's simply irreplaceable. This is especially difficult to process since it comes on top of our loss of Kevin.
Here is a notice about Mark's passing from a Tombstone discussion forum: