Heroes and Outlaws of the Old West Author:Shane Edwards Heroes and Outlaws of the Old West features more than fifty biographies of the most heroic - and the most notorious - cowboys who ever roamed the land. They're all here, from Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid to Butch Cassidy and Jesse James. Author and Western buff Shane Edwards has also included such lesser known heroes and outlaws as Black Bart, ... more »who was famous for leaving poems at the locations of his stagecoach robberies; Wild Bill Hickock, the best shot in the world; and Chris Madsen, whose illustrious law enforcement career included stints with the French Foreign Legion, riding alongside Buffalo Bill and the 5th Cavalry, as deputy U.S. marshal of the dangerous Oklahoma territory, and fighting with Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War.
You'll thrill to accounts of the famous shoot-out between Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp at the OK Corral, and the wildly violent Lincoln County War. For anyone remotely interested in the colorful personalities who dominated the prairies, deserts and mountains of 19th century America, Heroes and Outlaws of the Old West must be read.« less