From slaughters, shootouts, and massacres to maulings, lynchings, and natural disasters, Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Bears cuts to the chase of what draws people to the history and literature of the Wild West. Matthew P. Mayo, noted author of Western novels, takes the fifty wildest episodes in the region's history and presents them in one action-packed volume. Set on the plains, mountains, and deserts of the West, and arranged chronologically, they capture all the mystique and allure of that special time and place in America's history. Read about:John Colter's harrowing escape from the BlackfeetHugh Glass's six-week crawl to civilization after a grizzly attackJanette Riker's brutal winter in the RockiesJohn Wesley Powell's treacherous run through the rapids of the Grand CanyonThe Earp Brothers' hot-tempered gun battle at TombstoneGeneral Custer's ill-advised final clash wth the Sioux
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About the Author
Matthew P. Mayo’s previous books include the Western novels Winters’ War, Wrong Town, and Hot Lead, Cold Heart. In addition to writing novels and non-fiction, Mayo has had short stories and poetry published in a variety of anthologies, and he edited the anthology Where Legends Ride: New Tales of the Old West. He is also a magazine editor and a member of Western Writers of America and Western History Association.