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The Age of the Gunfighter (Salamander's American West)

Rosa, Joseph G.

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ISBN 10: 0861016459 / ISBN 13: 9780861016457
Published by Salamander Books
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1997. Hardcover. Fine in fine dustjacket. Book has age wear but overall good. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KCD0015768

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Title: The Age of the Gunfighter (Salamander's ...

Publisher: Salamander Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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The illustrated sequel to Native Americans and Native American Frontier describes the lives and exploits of such legendary gunfighters as Bat Masterson, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and Wild Bill Hickok.

From Publishers Weekly:

Rosa, vice-president of the British-based Westerners' Society, brings a transatlantic perspective to this richly illustrated account of the era of the gunfighter. His opening chapter establishes the violent nature of everyday life on the trans-Mississippi frontier in the decades after the Mexican War. A second chapter on feuds and range wars, usually waged over land or water rights, demonstrates the growing importance of the "shootist." Rosa's discussion of boom towns and cow towns, however, shows a different pattern of development. Shootings were bad for business. Those pistoleers who survived increasingly turned to the law as gavels replaced guns in an urbanizing West. Contemporary photos and paintings of gunfighters, from Wyatt Earp to Billy the Kid, stories of such famous encounters as the O.K. Corral and detailed descriptions of virtually every firearm used in the old West enhance the appeal of the narrative. Generalists and specialists alike will welcome this work in their collections. 40,000 first printing.
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