Outlaws and Lawmen of the West - Vol. 2 by Dan Asfar
The end of the Civil War created an entire class of drifters -- unemployed but well armed -- who had grown numb to violence. The lure of fortune and a fresh start drew them west, where the law was fragile and the socializing took place over shots of rotgut whiskey in smoky saloons. In the cut-throat world of lawless mining camps, dusty cattle towns and other far-flung reaches of the American territories, these men did some of their fastest talking with hot lead. The law was not much better. When powerful factions struggled for control of the West, they often employed ruffians to do their dirty work. Even the peace officers who stayed squarely on the side of the law tended to be mankillers with itchy trigger fingers. Read the thrilling exploits of fearsome outlaws and the famous lawmen who dealt out rough frontier justice.
Paperback, c2001, 240 p. : ill. ; 13 cm.
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