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  • Author:
    Richard O'Connor
  • ISBN:
    1568521766
  • ISBN13:
    978-1568521763
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    Konecky and Konecky (September 1, 1997)
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    282 pages
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Wild Bill Hickok (1837–1876), lawman, gunfighter and gambler, of the American Wild West has been depicted many times and in many forms of media. It is difficult to separate the truth from fiction about Hickok who was the first "dime novel".

Wild Bill Hickok (1837–1876), lawman, gunfighter and gambler, of the American Wild West has been depicted many times and in many forms of media. It is difficult to separate the truth from fiction about Hickok who was the first "dime novel" hero of the western era, with his exploits presented in heroic form, making him seem larger than life. In truth, most of the stories were greatly exaggerated or fabricated by both the writers and himself.

Wild Bill Hickok (Legends of the West). Joseph G. Rosa, (1932–2015), is the author of the definitive biography of Wild Bill Hickok, They Called Him Wild Bill: The Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok, as well as The Gunfighter: Man or Myth? And (with Waldo E. Koop) Rowdy Joe Lowe: Gambler with a Gun, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876), better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West known for his work across the frontier as a drover, wagon master, soldier, spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, ga. .

James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876), better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West known for his work across the frontier as a drover, wagon master, soldier, spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. He earned a great deal of notoriety in his own time, much of it bolstered by the many outlandish and often fabricated tales that he told about his life.

James Butler Wild Bill Hickok's antics as a gunslinger, spy, and abolitionist were part fact and part fiction. The famed sharpshooter. Wild Bill Hickok: Legend of the American Wild West. by. Larissa Phillips (Author).

Wild Bill Hickok book. Recommends it for: American History Readers of the West. Recommended to Danny by: Browsing. I feel there was too much written, about the 1st third of the book, concerning the Civil War. It was interesting, but I purchased the book to read about Bill Hickok and not about the Civil War.

Includes pictures of Wild Bill and important people, places, and events in his life . Books related to Legends of the West: The Life and Legacy of Wild Bill Hickok. Discusses Wild Bill's most famous shootouts and his murder, explaining what's fact and what's legend. Includes a bibliography for further reading. Includes a Table of Contents. Wild Bill was a strange character. Like so many others, Hickok headed west as a fugitive of justice, yet that didnt prevent him from becoming a frontier lawman in Kansas, like Wyatt Earp.

Indeed, the legend of Wild Bill is just that - legend, folklore - and it all started with an 1867 issue of Harper’s Weekly .

Indeed, the legend of Wild Bill is just that - legend, folklore - and it all started with an 1867 issue of Harper’s Weekly: Wild Bill with his own hands has killed hundreds of men, the article read. Of that I have not a doubt. It was here, in 1861, where the legend of Wild Bill Hickok took off. Notorious bully David McCanles had demanded funds from the station manager that he simply did not have. It’s rumored that at some point in the confrontation, McCanles referred to Hickok as Duck Bill because of his pointy nose and protruding lips. The argument escalated into violence, shots were fired, and at the end, McCanles and two of his men lay dead.

Wild Bill Hickok personified the archetype of the gentleman gunfighter in.After his honeymoon in Cincinnati, Wild Bill left again for the wilds of the Wild West. And that's where he was in the summer of 1876

Wild Bill Hickok personified the archetype of the gentleman gunfighter in the history of the American West. HowStuffWorks looks at his life and times. Wild Bill scouted more during the Indian Wars, became a . Marshall in two different Kansas towns (Hays and Abilene), engaged in a few more shootouts and killed a few more men (including, in Abilene, his deputy, accidentally shot in the middle of a gunfight). And that's where he was in the summer of 1876. The Last of the Legend.

Wild Bill Hickok is an authoritative and lively biography of one of the most colorful characters in the Wild West. Richard O'Conner tells the story of the deadliest gunslinger of his time, a two-legged, half-blind shooting gallery, a knight chivalric of the plains who inspired a thousand tales, each one taller than the last and many of them true.

Jaiarton
Hickok is neither romanced nor ridiculed by the author, who shows on every page an intense interest to portray his subject as he was: a tough, hard-fisted lawman, but cool under fire; a man with an eye to the ladies and the table; a private individual, not anxious to stir up a fight; a giving, generous soul to good friends and trusted associates.
O'Connor does a good job in weighing between sources, in providing alternative interpretations to longstanding legends, though his conclusions and literary glitter sometimes spoil his credibility. Nevertheless, the author shows his subject's faults and favors with equal ease, and his reasoning is neither absurd nor apologetic. Strong casework appears throughout the book, but sometimes peppered with too much comic relief.
An enjoyable and easy read about a very interesting man, a tragic figure, the victim of his own legend.
Kigabar
very well written and also very well researched - compares favorably to Rosa's standard biographies.
Lost Python
Good book
Thetath
Interesting, well written and researched book. I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in the Old west and it's characters.
Kanal
After reading Joseph G Rosa's extensive biographies on this subject I wasn't expecting much from this book that contained only a brief bibliography and no index. But I was pleasently surprised. This book is actually quite good.

Apparently O'Connor actually did research and found sources even before Rosa got there. Much of what he relates is stuff that appeared in Rosa's books. And he offers his own fresh insight, which I found very interesting, into the events. O'Connor also injects occasional humor and wit into the telling of these tales which often had me chuckling and kept this account from reading stiff and overly serious. The guy is a very good writer!

My only complaint about this book is that around the latter third of it, he begins to include many hearsay events, as fact, that sound as if they were lifted out of sensational dime novels. I was left with the impression that the latter part of Hickok's life was not as well researched by O'Connor as the earlier part. Felt as if he meticulously researched the first half and then rushed through the second half.

Doesn't compare to Rosa's 'They Called him Wild Bill' but still a very good biography and an enjoyable read for anybody interested in this topic.