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Wild Bill : the true story of the American frontier's first gunfighter / Tom Clavin.

Clavin, Thomas (author.).
Book Book (2019.)
Description: xiii, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
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Gloucester Adult New Books New 920/Hickok (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/16/2019

  • ISBN: 1250173795 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781250173799 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Author's note -- Prologue. Act I: A New England clan -- Bloody Kansas -- Death at Rock Creek Station -- Behind enemy lines -- The gunfighter. Act II: Along the Chisholm trail -- Frontier fame -- Life of a frontier marshal -- Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill -- "They killed me" -- The man-killer -- The two-fisted marshal -- The streets of Abilene -- A three-ring romance. Act III: The running of the bulls -- The reluctant thespian -- The Cheyenne loafer -- A woman called Calamity -- A married man -- Deadwood days -- The premonition -- Dead man's hand. Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Summary: In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO--the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West. James Butler Hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. Wild Bill became a legend, crossing paths with General Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi.
Citation: Clavin, Thomas. "Wild Bill : the true story of the American frontier's first gunfighter." New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
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