Joseph G. Rosa, who makes his home in Ruislip, Middlesex, England, 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.
Rosa has been consistant in providing the dates of most of the photographs.
In general, this book is an enthralling visual catalog of the firearms, both famous and obscure, that were utilized in the American West during the years 1840 to 1900.
Although there may be minor flubs in the narrative this is still a great book.
This is more of a picture book than a traditional text only history book, and therefore it has less information than, say, a biography on just one famous gunfighter, but it is... Read morePublished 7 days ago by E. Nelson
This is a great book for anyone interested in the Old West or gunfighters in general. Great pictures of weapons and vintage settings.Published 6 months ago by Gary W. Chandler
Many pictures which are not in other books. Brief bios of several old west gunfighters. Many of them are not commonly known. Great introduction to this subject. Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I have hundreds of University of Oklahoma books on my shelf, picked up since 1966. One of those volumes of due course was The Gunfighter by author Joseph G. Rosa. Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by Kay's Husband
GREAT book, interesting stories about the good the bad and how the lived and died, Recomemnd this to anyone researching this part of history....Published on August 30, 2009 by G. Knepp
If you are as into the guns as you are the stories, this is particularly good book. Every few pages is a full color spread of authentic Old west shotguns, lever actions, pistol,... Read morePublished on November 17, 2007 by Allen
Joseph Rosa presents us with a stunning visual collection of photographs, mainly featuring fine specimens of mid to late 19th century firearms, and vintage photos of emminent... Read morePublished on October 23, 2007 by ThorBjorn
I received "Age of the Gunfighter" last night and have only been able to glance through it's pages a few times. Read morePublished on September 11, 2007 by J. C. Lampe