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Wild West History Association JournalThis, undoubtedly largest collection of pictures of these persons ever assembled, provides another dimension to the material presented in numerous books and magazines referring to this storied group of law enforcers. It is not unusual, especially for the aficionado, when reading an account of a particular action, to wonder what the person, or persons involved looked like. This book, in many cases, now offers the reader an opportunity to browse, in an attempt to satisfy this curiosity, and the splitting into time slots simplifies the search.
Another interesting aspect of the material offered is the 'feel' one gains of the Era from the pictures of the old towns.
All of these photos provide one with an opportunity to project oneself back, in a nostalgic manner, into the Era. The book certainly has fulfilled its titled purpose of providing a fine compilation of historic photos of a large number of this illustrious group. It can provide a possible means of "putting a face together with an action". For the person with a more casual interest, this book can provide a pleasant and interesting trip "through the west like it used to be".