The Gunfighters

The Gunfighters

by Bruce Wexler
     
 

Of all the wild characters of the Western frontier, gunfighters were the most feared and the most flamboyant. Violence was not what distinguished them, for this was a violent age. The gunfighters whose reputations have survived all had some extra quality that has kept their memory alive, perhaps it was their bizarre moral code, their depravity, their good looks, their… See more details below

Overview

Of all the wild characters of the Western frontier, gunfighters were the most feared and the most flamboyant. Violence was not what distinguished them, for this was a violent age. The gunfighters whose reputations have survived all had some extra quality that has kept their memory alive, perhaps it was their bizarre moral code, their depravity, their good looks, their temper, or their marksmanship.

Here are biographies of all the most famous and fascinating: Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, Clay Allison, Jesse James and his Outlaws, Billy the Kid, Bat Masterson, Luke Short, the Dalton brothers, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Wild Bill Hickok. The Gunfighters will explore their lives and legends, and the tools of the shootist’s trade – some of the most iconic weapons ever discharged in the West: from Wyatt Earp’s Colt Buntline Special to Doc Holiday’s famous “six-gun.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616085247
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
09/08/2011
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
10.24(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Wexler has had a lifelong fascination with American culture, from Western movies to cars to toys. He lived for many years in Pennsylvania before returning home to his native England. He is the author of John Wayne’s Wild West, The Wild West Catalog, and The Wild, Wild West of Louis L’Amour. He lives in London.

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