They Called Him Wild Bill: The Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok / Edition 2

They Called Him Wild Bill: The Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok / Edition 2

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by Joseph G. Rosa
     
 

His contemporaries called him Wild Bill, and newspapermen and others made him a legend in his own time. Among western characters only General George Armstrong Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody are as readily recognized by the general public. In writing this biography, Joseph G. Rosa has expressed the hope that "Hickok emerges as a man and not a legend."

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His contemporaries called him Wild Bill, and newspapermen and others made him a legend in his own time. Among western characters only General George Armstrong Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody are as readily recognized by the general public. In writing this biography, Joseph G. Rosa has expressed the hope that "Hickok emerges as a man and not a legend."

For this comprehensive revision of his earlier biography of Wild Bill the author was allowed to work from newly available materials in the possession of the Hickok family. He also discovered new material pertaining to Wild Bill’s Civil War exploits and his service as a marshal and found the pardon file of his murderer, John McCall. Additional, rare photographs of Wild Bill are published here for the first time. The results of Rosa’s additional research make this second edition the best biography of Wild Bill likely to be written for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806115382
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
04/28/1979
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
377
Sales rank:
618,435
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface,
Acknowledgments,
Introduction,
1. The Boy and the Man,
2. Incident at Rock Creek,
3. Civil War Adventures,
4. Springfield and a Date with Destiny,
5. Deputy United States Marshal,
6. Scouting for the Cavalry,
7. A Visit Home and Back to the Plains,
8. Peace Officer in Hays,
9. A Wild West Show,
10. Marshal of Abilene,
11. The Murder of Chief Whistler,
12. The Women,
13. A Stage Career with Buffalo Bill,
14. A Man about Cheyenne,
15. A Man Died in Deadwood,
16. A Fitting Death for an Assassin,
17. A Prince among Pistoleers,
A Chronology of Wild Bill,
Bibliography,
Notes,
Index,

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