John Ringo, King of the Cowboys: His Life and Times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone, Second Edition

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"Romanticized and made legendary, John Ringo fought and killed for what he believed was right. As a teenager, Ringo was rushed into sudden adulthood when his father was killed tragically in the midst of the family's overland trek to California. As a young man he became embroiled in the blood feud turbulence of post-Reconstruction Texas." "The Mason County "Hoo Doo" War in Texas began as a war over range rights, but it swiftly deteriorated into blood vengeance and spiraled out of control as the body count rose. In this charnel house Ringo gained a ...
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Overview

"Romanticized and made legendary, John Ringo fought and killed for what he believed was right. As a teenager, Ringo was rushed into sudden adulthood when his father was killed tragically in the midst of the family's overland trek to California. As a young man he became embroiled in the blood feud turbulence of post-Reconstruction Texas." "The Mason County "Hoo Doo" War in Texas began as a war over range rights, but it swiftly deteriorated into blood vengeance and spiraled out of control as the body count rose. In this charnel house Ringo gained a reputation as a dangerous gunfighter and man killer. He was proclaimed throughout the state as a daring leader, a desperate man, and a champion of the feud. Following incarceration for his role in the feud, Ringo was elected as a lawman in Mason County, the epicenter of the feud's origin." The reputation he earned in Texas, further inflated by his willingness to shoot it out with Victorio's raiders during a deadly confrontation in New Mexico, preceded him to Tombstone in territorial Arizona. Ringo became immersed in the area's partisan politics and factionalized violence. A champion of the largely Democratic ranchers, Ringo would become known as a leader of one of these elements, the Cowboys. He ran at bloody, tragic odds with the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday, finally being part of the posse that hounded these fugitives from Arizona. In the end, Ringo died mysteriously in the Arizona desert, his death welcomed by some, mourned by others, wrongly claimed by a few.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574412437
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Series: A. C. Greene Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 820,256
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Chuck Parsons Parsons, Chuck

Ch. 1 A Hamlet among outlaws 1

Ch. 2 passionate, domineering and dangerous 9

Ch. 3 Ringo & Pryor 17

Ch. 4 I pray God we may get along safely 25

Ch. 5 Mrs. Mary Ringo, Proprietress 35

Ch. 6 The people he fell in with were fighters 44

Ch. 7 back-shooting border scum and thieves 54

Ch. 8 The mob has been operating some 63

Ch. 9 Hell has broke loose up here 74

Ch. 10 alias Long John 87

Ch. 11 State of Texas vs. John Ringo 98

Ch. 12 brave and fearless 109

Ch. 13 disrupting a young economy 119

Ch. 14 and a stray cat 130

Ch. 15 as well known as Satan himself 140

Ch. 16 John R. God almighty 153

Ch. 17 a killer and professional cutthroat 165

Ch. 18 armed with a Henry side 176

Ch. 19 the sympathy of the border people seems to be with them 190

Ch. 20 desperate and dangerous 205

Ch. 21 we have seen that he lied 216

Ch. 22 Ringo . . . the cowboy leader 226

Ch. 23 Blood will surely come 236

Ch. 24 his band of questionable repute 245

Ch. 25 Many friends will mourn him 256

Ch. 26 bitter and conspiratorial silence 268

Appendix 1 279

Appendix 2 281

Endnotes 283

Selected Bibliography of Works Consulted 332

Index 351

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