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  • Author:
    Joseph G. Rosa
  • ISBN:
    0700615237
  • ISBN13:
    978-0700615230
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    University Press of Kansas (May 30, 1996)
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    304 pages
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Joseph Rosa continues his investigation into the life and legend of Wild Bill Hickok with this study of the growth and evolution of the myth of "Wild Bill. Those who want a traditional biography of the shootist should consult Rosa's previous "They Called Him Wild Bill.

Joseph Rosa continues his investigation into the life and legend of Wild Bill Hickok with this study of the growth and evolution of the myth of "Wild Bill. The present volume explores how James Butler Hickok became "Wild Bill" by examining various news articles and popular books about the man and how they fed the public's desire for a frontier hero

Wild Bill Hickok book. In this book Joseph Rosa, the leading authority on Wild Bill, tries to separate the man from his myth and nail down just how various untruths and exaggerations about him got started.

Wild Bill Hickok book. What really launched his fame was his Wild Bill Hickok is one of those Old West icons whose real personality has been shrouded in generations of fiction. The reality, as is often the case, is far more interesting. Hickok was a scout, Indian fighter, Civil War spy, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, actor, and much more.

Joseph G. Rosa (November 20, 1932 – January 17, 2015) was a writer of Western history, notable for his many publications about Wild Bill Hickok. Rosa’s book, They Called Him Wild Bill: The Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok, was published in 1964 and is considered to be the first authentic biography of Wild Bill Hickok, and was accepted by historians as the definitive work on the subject.

In this detailed biography of James Butler Hickok(1837-76), more commonly known as Wild Bill, Rosa examines the life of a man who remains, 121 years after his death, oneof the most controversial and puzzling characters of the American West

In this detailed biography of James Butler Hickok(1837-76), more commonly known as Wild Bill, Rosa examines the life of a man who remains, 121 years after his death, oneof the most controversial and puzzling characters of the American West. The author traces Hickok’s career as an army scout,wagon master, gunfighter, lawman, prospector, and finally an addicted gambler who was shot in the back of the head whileplaying poker. Today in History: Born on November 19. 1600. Charles I, King of England and Ireland. Sojourner Truth, abolitionist and women's rights advocate.

Writing books about James Butler Hickok, better known as Wild Bill Hickok, is nearly a cottage industry with Joseph Rosa. Since his first book in 1964, They Called Him Wild Bill, (revised in 1974) he has frequently revisited the subject in books and periodicals but has yet to repeat himself. While using the facts of Hickok's life as a framework here for a close study of the major aspects of his legend, he does not replicate his earlier biographies.

Spur Award, Finalist. Rosa has solved some mysteries and spiced his text with new tales and many delightful illustrations. Eulogized and ostracized, James Butler Hickok was alternately labeled courageous, affable, and self confident; cowardly, cold-blooded, and drunken; a fine specimen of physical manhood; an overdressed dandy with perfumed hair; an unequaled marksman; a poor shot. Born in Illinois in 1837, he was shot dead in Deadwood only 39 years later. Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. No one knows more about Hickok than Joe Rosa.

Eulogised and ostracised, James Butler Hickok was alternately labelled courageous, affable, and self-confident; cowardly, cold-blooded, and drunken; a fine specimen of manhood; an overdressed dandy with perfumed hair; an unequaled marksman; and a poor shot. By then both famous and infamous, he was widely known as Wild Bill.

In Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter, Joseph G. Rosa, the world’s foremost authority on Hickok, provides an informative examination of Hickok’s many gunfights. Rosa describes the types of guns used by Hickok and illustrates his use of the plains’ style of quick draw, as well as examining other elements of the Hickok legend. He even reconsiders the infamous dead man’s hand allegedly held by Hickok when he was shot to death at age thirty-nine while playing poker. Numerous photographs and drawings accompany Rosa’s down-to-earth text.

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1964 - 278 páginas. There are many figures from the American West whose lives are encrusted with legend and myth, but, with Wild Bill Hickok, the process started even before he was dead Leer reseña. There are many figures from the American West whose lives are encrusted with legend and myth, but, with Wild Bill Hickok, the process started even before he was dead Leer reseña completa.

Eulogized and ostracized, James Butler Hickok was alternately labeled courageous, affable, and self confident; cowardly, cold-blooded, and drunken; a fine specimen of physical manhood; an overdressed dandy with perfumed hair; an unequaled marksman; a poor shot. Born in Illinois in 1837, he was shot dead in Deadwood only 39 years later. By then both famous and infamous, he was widely known as "Wild Bill." Excavating the reality behind the myth, Joseph Rosa delves into the exploits and ego that defined Hickok and shows how the man was overtaken by his own legend. Rosa exposes a controversial and charismatic man—army and Indian scout, wagon master, courier, frontiersman, gunfighter, lawman, prospector, addicted gambler, and short-time actor—who was elevated from regional fame to national notoriety by inadvertently being in the right place at the right time. Aggrandized in an 1867 Harper's New Monthly Magazine article, Hickok reluctantly embraced his exaggerated role in a far-fetched but exciting story that has inspired writers, folklorists, and movie moguls. Dime novelists sensationalized him. Biographers praised and criticized. Gary Cooper portrayed him sensitively, Douglas Kennedy villainously, and Charles Bronson laconically. Howard Keel played him romantically (albeit historically incorrectly) against Doris Day's Calamity Jane. Culminating four decades of research by one of the top authorities on Wild West legends, Wild Bill Hickok is a highly readable, fun, and accurate account of the larger-than-life character whose reported accomplishments-both real and imaginary-in Kansas, Missouri, and the surrounding territory frequently brought him unwanted publicity. Setting the record straight, Rosa exposes some of the deliberate lies that vested Hickok with a "man-killer" reputation he didn't deserve. In fact, Rosa shows, the number of men he killed is probably a lot closer to ten than to the more than 100 he is often credited with. Establishing the role an overzealous press and fortune-seeking dime novelists played in immortalizing Wild Bill, Rosa reveals a great deal about how myths were initiated and perpetuated to glorify the nineteenth-century frontier. He also illuminates why imaginative accounts of unorthodox heroes continue to skew our understanding of this important era in American history.

Malodor
Joseph Rosa continues his investigation into the life and legend of Wild Bill Hickok with this study of the growth and evolution of the myth of "Wild Bill." Those who want a traditional biography of the shootist should consult Rosa's previous "They Called Him Wild Bill." The present volume explores how James Butler Hickok became "Wild Bill" by examining various news articles and popular books about the man and how they fed the public's desire for a frontier hero. Rosa also tries to plumb Hickok's feelings toward his growing legend and finds a man often at odds with his legend. A great read for those interested in the development of the myth of the West.
Weetont
Nice harcover book with good pictures and it was a good read. I thought it would take me few days to read but I got into it, I finished reading it in a day.
Tansino
About the only reason I finished this book was to learn more of the fascinating life Hickok led. I had given up on finishing it up twice. It was really hard to follow as Jospeh G Rosa would jump around in time to much. You'd would lose of when things happened and what order they happened in. The sense of time and place was missing. It was more organized in terms of themes rather then a straight forward chronological account of Wild Bill's life. Nothing wrong with this if your already familiar with Wild Bill's life, but very confusing to somebody that doesn't know anything about it.
Unsoo
Having only legend and folklore to base my opinion on, I have always had one thought concerning Wild Bill. After reading this book I have opened my mind to new ideas with regards to him. The author's use of eyewitness accounts of what his life and times really were like, I found to be credible. After finishing this book I now have a new respect for Mr. Hickok and what he stood for.