Bud Ballew: Legendary Oklahoma Lawman

Bud Ballew: Legendary Oklahoma Lawman

by Elmer Mcinnes, Lauretta Ritchie-Mcinnes
     
 

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The Dust Bowl era of Oklahoma was still very much the Wild West, and Bud Ballew was its most controversial and effective deputy sheriff. He spent a decade chasing criminals, making daily appearances in newspapers, and proving his determination and finesse with a revolver. Bud Ballew participated in more gun battles than Wyatt Earp and killed more men than Billy the

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The Dust Bowl era of Oklahoma was still very much the Wild West, and Bud Ballew was its most controversial and effective deputy sheriff. He spent a decade chasing criminals, making daily appearances in newspapers, and proving his determination and finesse with a revolver. Bud Ballew participated in more gun battles than Wyatt Earp and killed more men than Billy the Kid. Bud Ballew’s story comes to life in a riveting biography set in the early days of gritty Oklahoma (celebrating its state centennial this year), with never-before-published black-and-white photos as well as archival news stories.

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"To this day, Bud Ballew is a legend in Carter County and Ardmore, Oklahoma. As one enters the tiny Lone Grove cemetery, his memorial looms over the other graves like a harbinger of retibution of justice. In death, as in life, Bud Ballew casts his imposing shadow over all around him."—from the Introduction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762744770
Publisher:
TwoDot
Publication date:
03/18/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Elmer McInnes has long been considered an expert on the Old West's most famous, infamous, and fascinating characters. His research and writing has covered the gamut of characters from the business partner of Wyatt Earp to outlaw Con Murphy. He lives with his wife, Lauretta Ritchie-McInnes, research assistant for this book, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

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