Heroes and Outlaws of the Old West Author:Shane Edwards Heroes and Outlaws of the Old West features more than 50 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 included such lesser known heroes and outlaws as Black Bart, who ... more »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 Calvary, as deputy U.S. marshal of the dangerous Oklahoma territorym, and fighting with Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Rider's during the Spanish-American War.
You'll thrill to accounts of the famous shoogt out between Doc Holliday and Whyatt 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 the 19th century America, Heroes and Outlaws of the Old West is a must read!« less