John Wesley Hardin: Dark Angel of Texas

John Wesley Hardin: Dark Angel of Texas

4.0 1
by Leon C. Metz, Leon Claire Metz
     
 

Thus spoke one lawman about John Wesley Hardin, easily the most feared and fearless of all the gunfighters in the West. Nobody knows the exact number of his victims-perhaps as few as twenty or as many as fifty. In his way of thinking, Hardin never shot a man who did not deserve it. Seeking to gain insight into Hardin’s homicidal mind, Leon Metz describes how

Overview

Thus spoke one lawman about John Wesley Hardin, easily the most feared and fearless of all the gunfighters in the West. Nobody knows the exact number of his victims-perhaps as few as twenty or as many as fifty. In his way of thinking, Hardin never shot a man who did not deserve it. Seeking to gain insight into Hardin’s homicidal mind, Leon Metz describes how Hardin’s bloody career began in post-Civil War Central Texas, when lawlessness and killings were commonplace, and traces his life of violence until his capture and imprisonment in 1878. After numerous unsuccessful escape attempts, Hardin settled down and received a pardon years later in 1895. He wrote an autobiography but did not live to see it published. Within a few months of his release, John Selman gunned him down in an El Paso saloon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806129952
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
337
Sales rank:
869,591
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Leon Claire Metz, a biographer and historian of the early Southwest, lives in El Paso, Texas. He is also the author of Pat Garrett: Story of a Western Lawman and Dallas Stoudenmire: El Paso Marshal, both published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

John Wesley Hardin: Dark Angel of Texas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
tjohn33791 More than 1 year ago
Leon Metz knows his stuff