Gunfight at Mussel Slough: Five Versions of a Western Myth

Gunfight at Mussel Slough: Five Versions of a Western Myth

by Terry Beers
     
 

Cultural Writing. Photography. One of the deadlier gunfights in the history of the West, the Mussel Slough tragedy has been the basis for several works of fiction. Editor Terry Beers has assembled selections from several Mussel Slough novels and writings by Ambrose Bierce, Charles Nordhoff, John Muir, and others alongside newspaper articles, song lyrics,

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Cultural Writing. Photography. One of the deadlier gunfights in the history of the West, the Mussel Slough tragedy has been the basis for several works of fiction. Editor Terry Beers has assembled selections from several Mussel Slough novels and writings by Ambrose Bierce, Charles Nordhoff, John Muir, and others alongside newspaper articles, song lyrics, photographs, and editorial cartoons, all centered around a distinctive theme: the mechanisms whereby history becomes story. Terry Beers is also the author of UNFOLDING BEAUTY: CELEBRATING CALIFORNIA'S LANDSCAPES. He is the general editor of the California Legacy project.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890771829
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Publication date:
04/08/2004
Series:
California Legacy Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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