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The Great Plains Region by Amanda Rees

Title The Great Plains Region
Author Amanda Rees
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release 2004
Category History
Total Pages 486
ISBN 9780313327339
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.

Title The World of the American West A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 volumes
Author Gordon Morris Bakken
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2016-12-12
Category History
Total Pages 943
ISBN 1440828601
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Addressing everything from the details of everyday life to recreation and warfare, this two-volume work examines the social, political, intellectual, and material culture of the American "Old West," from the California Gold Rush of 1849 to the end of the 19th century. • Offers insights based on social history and the daily experience of the average person to engage students' interest and curiosity rather than focusing on the events, dates, and names of "traditional history" • Presents information within a thematic organization that encourages a more in-depth study of specific aspects of daily life in the Old West • Includes related primary documents that enable students to view history more directly and reach their own conclusions about past events • Examines a wide range of topics such as work, family life, clothing and fashion, food and drink, housing and community, politics, social customs, spirituality, and technology • Provides a general introduction per volume, individual topic introductions, numerous images and illustrations, a timeline of events, and a bibliography identifying print and nonprint resources

Title The Marshal A Novel Of Bill Tilghman
Author Matt Cole
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2009-09-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 380
ISBN 1603137114
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a novel of the life of William "Bill" Matthew Tilghman, the most infamous lawman in the history of the West. He's the one man many historians describe as the greatest sheriff of the Wild West.The novel is told through the individual voices of some seventy plus people who knew him—kinfolk, lawmen, bartenders, prostitutes, friends and enemies. The result is an astonishing series of vignettes, each revealing a period of Tilghman's life, each rendered honestly and in a unique, evocative voice. Interspersed with legal documents, newspaper reports, and excerpts from Tilghman's autobiography, this is more than fictional biography—it's also a fascinating and accurate revelation of the time, place and people who settled and policed the frontier. It's full of historical detail, and the vernacular and idiom make for a convincing and compelling narrative, offering a wonderfully rich portrait of this highly attractive but forceful lawman. Genre: Historical Fiction / Western

The Chisholm Trail by Wayne Gard

Title The Chisholm Trail
Author Wayne Gard
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release 1979-04-01
Category History
Total Pages 308
ISBN 9780806115368
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents a history of the route which became the "Main Street" of the Texas cattle trade after the Civil War and remained until after its closing in 1884

Doc Holliday by Gary L. Roberts

Title Doc Holliday
Author Gary L. Roberts
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2011-05-12
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 544
ISBN 1118130979
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"You can't beat this story for drama. . . . An omnibus of everything ever known, spoken, or written about Doc Holliday." -Publishers Weekly "An engagingly written, persuasively argued, solidly documented work of scholarship that will surely take its place in the literature of the Old West." -Booklist In Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend, the historian Gary Roberts takes aim at the most complex, perplexing, and paradoxical gunfighter of the Old West, drawing on more than twenty years of research-including new primary sources-in his quest to separate the life from the legend. Doc Holliday was a study in contrasts: the legendary gunslinger who made his living as a dentist; the emaciated consumptive whose very name struck fear in the hearts of his enemies; the degenerate gambler and alcoholic whose fierce loyalty to his friends compelled him, more than once, to risk his own life; and the sidekick whose near-mythic status rivals that of the West's greatest heroes. With lively details of Holliday's spirited exploits, his relationships with such Western icons as Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, this book sheds new light on one of the most mysterious figures of frontier history.

Gambling in the Old West by G.R. Williamson

Title Gambling in the Old West
Author G.R. Williamson
Publisher Lulu.com
Release
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Total Pages
ISBN 1387790536
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bat Masterson by Robert K. DeArment

Title Bat Masterson
Author Robert K. DeArment
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release 2014-04-14
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 456
ISBN 0806170735
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The colorful figures of the western American frontier, the Indian fighters, the mountain men, the outlaws, and the lawmen, have been romanticized for more than a hundred years by writers who found it easier to invent history than the research it. "Bat" Masterson was one such character who cast a long shadow across the pages of western history as it has been routinely depicted. "A legend in his own time," he was called in a television series produced in the 1960's. A legend he has become—one firmly fixed in the popular imagination. But in his own time W.B. Masterson was a man, a less-than-perfect creature subject to the same temptations and vices as his fellows, albeit one who, through circumstance and inclination, led an exciting life in an exciting time and place. As buffalo hunter, army scout, peace officer, professional gambler, sportsman, promoter, and newspaperman, Masterson's career was stormy and eventful. Surprising to many readers will be the account of Masterson's career after his peace officer days, during his employment as a sports writer and columnist. The gun-toting western peace officer reputed to have killed more men than Billy the Kid (not so, says DeArment) spent his last years happily in New York City, writing for a nationally known newspaper. This book, the product of more than twenty years of research, separates fact from fiction to extricate the story of his life from the legend that has enmeshed it. It is the most complete biography of Bat Masterson ever written.

The Cattle Queen Feud by Wayne D. Overholser

Title The Cattle Queen Feud
Author Wayne D. Overholser
Publisher Speaking Volumes
Release
Category Fiction
Total Pages 153
ISBN 1628154470
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE LAWMEN, THE LAND-GRABBERS, THE LADY-KILLERS— SHE HANDED THEM ALL… “The thing I don't like about Susie is that she don't have no more modesty than a bitch dog, but damn it, on the other hand, she's got a heart as big as a wash tub and more guts than any man I know.” Actually, Susie Bowman didn't care what people said about her wild-living ways. Even when the fine, upstanding citizens of Colorado tried to railroad her on a phony rustling charge. Then the land-grabbers came after her with a brutal gunman and the cattle queen had to fight back in a most unladylike way. THE CATTLE QUEEN FEUD A hard-hitting novel of range warfare Three-time Winner of the Spur Award Wayne D. Overholser

Hell s Half Acre by Richard F. Selcer

Title Hell s Half Acre
Author Richard F. Selcer
Publisher TCU Press
Release 1991
Category History
Total Pages 364
ISBN 9780875650883
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Includes material on Luke Short, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Sam Bass, and Butch Cassiday.

Title The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America A De
Author Wilbur R. Miller
Publisher SAGE
Release 2012-06-29
Category History
Total Pages 2606
ISBN 1412988764
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this four-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia will: explicate philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; chart changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identify major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explore evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.