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The Encyclopedia of Lawmen, Outlaws and Gunfighters

By (author) Leon C. Metz
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Facts On File Inc, New York, United States
Published: 30th Nov 2002
Dimensions: w 215mm h 279mm d 21mm
Weight: 880g
ISBN-10: 0816045445
ISBN-13: 9780816045440
Barcode No: 9780816045440
Synopsis
Standoffs, saloons, and sunsets spring to mind when one envisions the rough and timble early days of the American frontier. The golden period of the American West produced some of the most notorious badmen and bravesy lawmen in American history. Some rogues are familiar - John Weslet Hardin (who, it is said, killed more than 40 men), William Bonney (Billy the Kid), Wild Bill Hickok, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Others were not as well known but were no less dangerous - John Slaughter, Buckskin Frank Leslie, Wild Bill Longely, Liver-Eating Johnson, and Bill Doolin. Then there are the peacekeepers, the brave men who helped tame the Wild West - The Earp brothers, Pat Garrett, and Texas Rangers such as James Gillet and Dallas Stoudenmire. This guide features 400 entries, providing biographies of the men and women, from both sides of the law, who made their mark on the American frontier. Topics include legendary incidents such as the shootout at the OK Corral and the Johnson County War, as well as subjects that marked the era such as dime novels, faro, and quick draw artists.

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