Gunfighters of the Old West - Vol. 1 by Dave Southam
Old West gunfighters will always fascinate a large segment of our population. From the pages of this book (and its 43 stories) spring and grit and daring of over 250 gunfighters. Individuals such as Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Doc Holliday, Luke Short and Butch Cassidy hold a special place in the frontier history. They precipitated many captivating stories as did a host of other characters, most with lesser reputations. Whether they were wearing a badge, or running from the law, the gunfighters; exploits live in American folklore.
Whenever gunfights occurred there was usually a story to tell -- a story which is more interesting when told factually, because that is the way it actually happened. As historians struggle to separate the facts from the legends, we continue to have a clearer picture as to the authenticity of events. Gunfighters of the Old West strives to present the reality behind the legend.
An impressive gallery of photographs complements the text. This book also contains a special chapter entitled "Guns and Gunmakers," which details the evolution of firearms through the 19th century.
Paperback, c1997, 214 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-202) and index.
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