The Marshall: A Novel Of Bill Tilghman

The Marshall: A Novel Of Bill Tilghman

by Matt Cole
     
 

This is a novel of the life of William "Bill" Matthew Tilghman, the most infamous lawman in the history of the West. He's the one man many historians describe as the greatest sheriff of the Wild West. The novel is told through the individual voices of some seventy plus people who knew him--kinfolk, lawmen, bartenders, prostitutes, friends and enemies. The result is an…  See more details below

Overview

This is a novel of the life of William "Bill" Matthew Tilghman, the most infamous lawman in the history of the West. He's the one man many historians describe as the greatest sheriff of the Wild West. The novel is told through the individual voices of some seventy plus people who knew him--kinfolk, lawmen, bartenders, prostitutes, friends and enemies. The result is an astonishing series of vignettes, each revealing a period of Tilghman's life, each rendered honestly and in a unique, evocative voice. Interspersed with legal documents, newspaper reports, and excerpts from Tilghman's autobiography, this is more than fictional biography--it's also a fascinating and accurate revelation of the time, place and people who settled and policed the frontier. It's full of historical detail, and the vernacular and idiom make for a convincing and compelling narrative, offering a wonderfully rich portrait of this highly attractive but forceful lawman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603137119
Publisher:
Whiskey Creek Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
551,429
File size:
692 KB

Meet the Author

Matt Cole lives and works in Florida, with his wife and son. He has a master's degree in english. He plans to teach and will continue to write. His publisher novels include DEAD HORSE CREEK, COFFIN NOTICE, and 2013's release BOTTOM FEEDER.

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