The Gunfighters: How the West Was Won

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Of all the wild characters of the Western frontier, gunfighters were certainly the most feared and the most legendary. Was it their bizarre moral code, their depravity, their charisma and good looks, their temper, or their precise marksmanship that made them so memorable? The Gunfighters takes a closer look at the most famous Wild West gun slingers, such as Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Wild Bill Hickok. The book explores the truth and tall tales ...
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Overview


Of all the wild characters of the Western frontier, gunfighters were certainly the most feared and the most legendary. Was it their bizarre moral code, their depravity, their charisma and good looks, their temper, or their precise marksmanship that made them so memorable? The Gunfighters takes a closer look at the most famous Wild West gun slingers, such as Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Wild Bill Hickok. The book explores the truth and tall tales surrounding their lives, and the tools of the “shootist’s” trade—some of the most iconic weapons ever discharged in the West.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616084097
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Series: How the West Was Won Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,383,347
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 8.10 (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 The Wild West Catalog, The Wild, Wild West of
Louis L’Amour, and John Wayne's Wild West. He lives in London.
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