In the West during the late 1800s, guns were tools-as good or as bad as the men who used them. Buffalo hunters used guns to earn their living. Many Westerners hunted wild game to feed themselves and their families. Outlaws used their guns for evil reasons-to rob banks and trains, and to murder people. But lawmen used their guns to stop outlaws. The struggle between lawmen and outlaws was a battle between good and evil. It was a life and death struggle that took place in towns like Tombstone and Dodge City. But the forces of law and order finally won, and the West was tamed. Profiles include the good, the bad, and the good gone bad. Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Jesse James and John Wesley Hardin are just a few of the names included. Bill O'Neal has served two-terms as the "Official State Historian" of Texas. He has written more than 40 books and has appeared as an expert on numerous television shows and documentaries.