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These are the shoot-outs and showdowns that gave the Wild West its name...recounted here with ...
These are the shoot-outs and showdowns that gave the Wild West its name...recounted here with gritty accuracy, colorful detail, and all the drama of life -- and death -- on the frontier.
|Pt. 1||Man to Man|
|1||Luke Short's White Elephant Shoot-out||3|
|2||End of an Earp||19|
|3||Doc's Last Gunfight||27|
|4||The Long Branch Saloon's Spectacular Fray||35|
|5||Shoot-out at the Tuttle Dance Hall||40|
|6||Levy, the Underrated Gunfighter||47|
|7||The Capture of "Blackface Charley" Bryant||53|
|1||Battle for the County Seat||63|
|2||The Last Dalton Raid||72|
|3||Bat Masterson and the Battle of the Plaza||84|
|4||The Younger Brothers-Pinkertons Shoot-out||93|
|5||The Sam Bass Gang's Luck Runs Out||101|
|1||Diablo Canyon Trackdown||121|
|2||California's Most Wanted Outlaw||129|
|3||Gunfight at Stone Corral||135|
|4||The Doolin Bunch vs. the U.S. Marshals||148|
|1||Bungled Bank Robbery||161|
|2||The Capture of "Black Jack" Ketchum||167|
|3||The Bank-Robbin'est Outlaw in America||176|
|4||Express Company Fraud||187|
|1||The Man Who Killed the Man Who Killed Jesse James||195|
|2||Make Sure Your Man Is Dead!||203|
|3||Pat Garrett's Mysterious Death||212|
|4||The End of the Notorious John Wesley Hardin||224|
|5||Ben Thompson and the Vaudeville Ambush||237|
|Pt. 6||Gunfighting Mishaps and Misfortunes|
|1||That Wasn't Clay Allison||249|
|2||Wild Bill's Tragic Mistake||256|
|3||Rourke's Bad Luck Robbery||266|
|4||Wichita's New Year's Day Gunfight||273|
|5||Miller and Frazer, Fighting Again||282|
|6||Bullet to Bullet||291|
Posted December 3, 2003
before one wastes their money on this book, they should read the reviews in the book. 'Epic, well-researched historical FICTION.' (all caps mine) from Booklist. 'A detailed work of historical FICTION by a gifted writer' (caps mine) from the Book Watch. His chapter on Doc Holliday is so filled with errors, the only way that research was done is that the author watched every Hollywood movie made about Doc. I counted 11 egrigious errors in this chapter alone and stopped reading the book. If you want fiction and repeated stories of alleged incidents, this is the book for you.
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Posted January 3, 2004
James Reasoner writes his first work of non-fiction, and he does it admirably. DRAW is a thoroughly researched study of many of the gunfights and gunfighters of the American West. The book contains many little-known facts about these men (and women) and these events. It is a well-written, fast-paced work, and a must read for any student of the American West. The reader should note, to avoid confusion, the excerpts from reviews of Mr. Reasoner's work contained in the front of DRAW, complimenting his fiction, refer to his PREVIOUS novels, and not to DRAW. DRAW is a work of non-fiction.
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Posted April 17, 2011
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