True Tales and Amazing Legends of the Old West: From True West Magazine

True Tales and Amazing Legends of the Old West: From True West Magazine

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Clarkson Potter #ad - Also here are lesser-known figures whose stories were pivotal to shaping the culture of the era, such as European conquistador Francisco Coronado, rancher “Black Billy” Hill, and fearless lawman Orlando “Rube” Robbins. Much has been written about the west—most of it clouded by exaggeration and fabrication.

Whether you’re a history buff, or simply someone who is fascinated by the characters of America’s early years, an Old West devotee, these timeless tales and photographs epitomize the legendary spirit of what it meant to settle the West. Other tales recount the wide open plains, lawlessness, drama, mayhem, and promise embodied in the Old West.

True Tales and Amazing Legends of the Old West: From True West Magazine #ad - Since 1953, true west magazine has been devoted to celebrating the West’s true colors, giving the men and women who settled there accurate voices, exploring every triumph and tragedy of their time—and exposing every vice and virtue. True tales and amazing legends of the old west commemorates these unforgettable cowboys, and city slickers through a mix of classic histories and brand-new narratives, Indians, all illustrated with photographs—many reproduced here for the first time—of the people and places that gave rise to America’s Western mythology.

With twenty-six stories that blend fact with folklore, wild Bill Hickok, this collection abounds with accounts of the famous and the infamous, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Davy Crockett, including Sacagawea, Pancho Villa, and Wyatt Earp.

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Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier: Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Luke Short and Others

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Dover Publications #ad - His thrilling collection of mini-biographies reveals fascinating details about a host of legendary gunslingers, painting a vivid portrait of a world of sharpshooters, cattle rustlers, and frontier justice. A legendary lawman, bat masterson served as sheriff of Ford County, Indian fighter, buffalo hunter, Kansas, and newspaper columnist, ruled Dodge City, and became an eyewitness to the heyday of the Old West's most notorious outlaws.

First published as a series of magazine articles in 1907, these life-and-death dramas introduce you to some of the most famous gunfighters America has ever known. Illustrated with forty-eight rare 19th-century photos, these colorful accounts will appeal to anyone with a love of Western lore. The roundup includes wyatt earp, a slightly built man with nerves of steel, but went on the warpath when one of his five brothers was killed by stagecoach robbers; Doc Holliday, who had a reputation for courage and calm, who started out as a gambler and ended up a Shakespeare-quoting gentleman; and Bill Tilghman, a mean-tempered dentist who loved poker and moonshine — and found trouble wherever he traveled; Ben Thompson, a fearless gunman who served in the Civil War and was determined to continue fighting after the last battle ended; Luke Short, who captured some of the West's most desperate criminals.

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National Geographic The Old West

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National Geographic #ad - Lavishly illustrated with vivid photographs and intricate maps, railroad barons, miners, cowboys, Indians, the book is brimming with outlaws, and more. Natl Geographic Society. This definitive history of the american west is full of legendary tales of tragedy and triumph, from Lewis and Clark’s epic 1803 expedition to the showmanship of Buffalo Bill.

Exciting, dramatic, and entertaining, this unforgettable book honors the colorful history of our nation’s past. The characters of the Old West come alive in these dazzling pages, capturing the imagination and inspiring exploration. Travel with fur traders and trappers through the pacific northwest; read accounts of brave pioneers heading west along the Oregon Trail; see 19th century technology progress as the golden spike connects the East and West coasts; and watch the rise and myth-building of the American cowboy unfold.

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The Greatest Cowboy Stories Ever Told: Enduring Tales Of The Western Frontier

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Lyons Press #ad - Henry, frederic remington, stephan Krane, Bret Harte, Zane Grey, Max Brand, and Owen Webster. The greatest cowboy stories ever told includes twenty-three exciting stories from a variety of contributors, such as Mark Twain, Karl May, Ned Buttline, O. Natl Geographic Society.

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My Sixty Years on the Plains: Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - In writing this book the author had only one end in view, that of relating in a simple way his experiences as a mountaineer. Natl Geographic Society. In these days, when such experiences are fast becoming a thing of the past, the story is of special interest.

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Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Bears: Fifty Of The Grittiest Moments In The History Of The Wild West

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TwoDot #ad - Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Bears: Fifty Of The Grittiest Moments In The History Of The Wild West #ad - Cowboys, white hat versus black, cowboys versus Indians, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears!The romance of the West is built on an endless armature of shootouts and train robberies, and everybody versus the wilderness. From john colter's harrowing escape from the blackfeet to hugh glass's six week crawl to civilization after a grizzly attack, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Bears takes the top 50 wildest episodes in the region's history and presents them to the reader in one convenient, Cowboys, from Custer's final moments to John Wesley Powell's treacherous run through the rapids of the Grand Canyon, narrative-driven package.

Natl Geographic Society.

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The True Story Of Kill Or Be Killed In The Real Old West: The Recollections And Personal Photos Of Gunfighter And Lawman Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - This memoir is not the hollywood or tv mythical version of the Old West where a guy wearing a black mask firing silver bullets shoots the guns out of the bad guys hands. Pistol pete's" memoir is a unique, detailed, one-of-a-kind, handbook that vividly describes how he survived all the years he lived to be 97 years old when other gunfighters of the time met their demise in their teens or early 20’s of face-down-in-the-street gunfights and shootouts where the odds of him walking away alive were slim because the deadly outcome was sure to be: “One of us will be slinging hash in hell tomorrow.

It's a one-of-a-kind story, it's all true and it's only found in the 306 pages including 23 personal photos of : THE TRUE STORY OF KILL OR BE KILLED IN THE REAL OLD WEST. At just 15 years old "pistol pete" had mastered a thumbed, high hip, two-gun, cross-draw so lightening fast he gained the reputation as: "The boy who packed the truest and fastest guns in Indian Territory.

At age 17 he got his commission as a Deputy U. S. These are the recollections and personal photos of gunfighter and lawman frank "pistol pete' eaton natl Geographic Society. Long forgotten memoir by one of the most feared yet virtually unknown today1870’s old west gunfighter, hired gun regulator and lawman discovered hidden away in an old stage coach trunk in an abandoned barn near of all places - - DISNEY WORLD IN MODERN DAY FLORIDA.

The True Story Of Kill Or Be Killed In The Real Old West: The Recollections And Personal Photos Of Gunfighter And Lawman Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton #ad - But make no mistake about it - -he was one of the most feared men of his time to ever buckle on a gun rig. Who was he? his name was frank eaton, but he was known simply as: "Pistol Pete" Don't be surprised if you've never heard of 'em because you won’t find his name in any of today's western history encyclopedias or glorified in movies or on TV.

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Tucker: A Novel

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Bantam #ad - Natl Geographic Society. He knew the odds were against him. But now, with his father gone and the people back home desperately in need of the proceeds from the cattle drive, Shell was determined to uphold his father’s reputation and recover their money. Two of the men he hunted, Doc Sites and Kid Reese, were his friends.

. If a man won’t fight for what is rightly his, then he ain’t much account. With this challenge from his dying father, young Shell Tucker rode out after three men who had stolen the twenty thousand dollars his father was carrying. Dreaming of adventure, Tucker had wanted to join their gang. Getting the money back would be nearly impossible.

Tucker: A Novel #ad - Finding his friends would be difficult. Bantam.

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The West: An Illustrated History

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Little, Brown #ad - Americana. Coronado, jesse james, chief Joseph, Custer, Brigham Young and Buffalo Bill are all here. The west explores the tensions between whites and the native peoples they sought to displace, the lives of Chinese immigrants who called the region "Gold Mountain", but it also encompasses the Hispanic experience in the West from the time of the conquistadors to the transformation of a Mexican-American village called Los Angeles into the region's major metropolis, and the ordeals of freed slaves from the South who sought a better life homesteading on the Great Plains.

So are scores of lesser-known westerners whose stories are no less compelling--a Chinese ditchdigger. In a vivid narrative that begins with the arrival of the first Europeans and ends well into the 20th century, Ward provides a gripping journey through the turbulent history of the region that has come to symbolize America around the world.

The West: An Illustrated History #ad - It is the central story of America, a story filled with heroism and hope, enterprise and adventure as well as tragedy and disappointment. The cast is as rich and diverse as the western landscape itself--explorers, soldiers, settlers, Indian warriors, railroad builders and gaudy showmen. A rich mexican landowner, a forty-niner from chile, a Texas cowboy born in Britain, a woman missionary to the Indians who loathed the West and a Wellesley graduate who loved it in spite of everything it did to her and her family.

The book features over 400 illustrations, many of them never before published, in magnificent color. Beautifully written, richly illustrated, meticulously researched.

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Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians

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Independently published #ad - Nine years with the indians tells of violent clashes with white rangers and other Native American tribes, scalpings and the violence of life in nineteenth century western America. A fascinating account of Lehmann's subsequent life among both the Apache and Comanche people. The phenomenon of a "white boy" raised by "Indians" made him a notable figure in the United States.

This is his dramatic and unique story. He published his autobiography, Nine Years Among the Indians in 1927. He tells of their rituals, medicinal practices and gives an insight into Native American manufacture of arrow-heads, saddles and shields. He lived first among the Apache and then the Comanche but eventually returned to his family later on in his life.

Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians #ad - Americana. Lehmann's memoir is quite fantastic-sounding at times, but is regarded as one of the best of that rare breed of book, the first-person 'captivity story'. One of the values of Lehmann's book is its no-holds-barred, unapologetic tone. Rocky mountain news as a young child, Herman Lehmann was captured by a band of plundering Apache Indians and remained with them for nine years.

This is an engaging read. German life "lehmann's true-life story features suspense and excitement that surpass even the skill of the most imaginative fiction writer.

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Shot All to Hell: Bad Ass Outlaws, Gunfighters, and Law Men of the Old West

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Americana. Natl Geographic Society. Bantam. Bat masterson knew better than most of his contemporaries that the majority of what was written about the old west was little more than rattlesnake piss and bat guano. He said, "nerve was the quality that marked the great gunfighters. Perhaps more telling is what Masterson suggested was the "secret sauce" that made the big-name gunfighters so fast.

We used to file the notch of the hammer till the trigger would pull 'sweet' which is another way of saying that the blame gun would pretty near go off if you looked at it. But, "the real gunfighters did not file the notches off. They carried one gun in their hip-holster, and another "swung under the armpit.

Shot All to Hell: Bad Ass Outlaws, Gunfighters, and Law Men of the Old West #ad - It let them "draw on an adversary while he was waiting for the familiar motion toward the hip. Here are the real stories of 23 outlaws, gunfighters, and lawmen. The truth may surprise you.

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