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And Not to Yield : A Novel of the Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok
And Not to Yield A Novel of the Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok
Author: Randy Lee Eickhoff
ISBN-13: 9780812567762
ISBN-10: 0812567765
Publication Date: 4/1/2005
Pages: 480
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Publisher: Forge Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Wild Bill Hickok made his reputation as a gunslinger extraordinaire, and his legend hastitillated journalists,novelists,and historians ever since. Here is the story of a complex hero whose exploits have become part of the lore of the American frontier.
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Epic novel of an epic life, gunslinger extraordinare, legend, but did you know he was a successful rancher, gambler, Union soldier, Indian fighter, lawman, baseball umpire, merchant, actor, and more?
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Born James Butler Hickok, Wild Bill Hickok made his reputation as a gunslinger extraordinaire, and his legend has titillated journalists, novelists, and historians ever since. Here is the story---crafted by a master novelist---of this complex hero whose exploits have become part of the lore of the American frontier.Nurtured by devout, staunchly Abolitionist parents, young Hickok quickly leaves their hardscrabble farm to homestead in Kansas. A true romantic and a Renaissance man, nourished by Greek and Arthurian legends, he effortlessly succeeds as a rancher, gambler, Union soldier, Indian fighter, lawman, baseball umpire, merchant, actor, marksman nonpareil---and lusty lover of whores, debutantes, and Libbie Custer.But Hickok's many talents could not bring him peace. Guided and plagued by phantoms from his past, blessed and cursed with supernatural gifts, Hickok, like his hero Ulysses, must fulfill his destiny through his travels. From bleak upstate New York to the rugged Badlands, from New York City's Broadway to the Rockies, from the Mississippi riverboats to the Great Salt Flats, here is the compelling Odyssey of an American icon, told in Randy Lee Eickhoff's unforgettable voice.