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The Ultimate Wild West Collection: Buffalo Bill Cody, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [Kindle Edition]

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*Includes biographies of each famous Western icon.
*Discusses the mysteries and legends of their famous lives and deaths.
*Comprehensively covers legendary events like the Shootout at the OK Corral, and the murders of Wild Bill and Jesse James.
*Includes a Bibliography on each person for further reading.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

Space may be the final frontier, but no frontier has ever captured the American imagination like the “Wild West”, which still evokes images of dusty cowboys, outlaws, gunfights, gamblers, and barroom brawls over 100 years after the West was settled. A constant fixture in American pop culture, the 19th century American West continues to be vividly and colorful portrayed not just as a place but as a state of mind.

The spirit of adventure, the courage, the swagger, and even the hard drinking and violence have all come to capture what it meant to be an American at the time, and with so many interesting figures straddling both sides of the law, morality has gone out the window. Colorful lawmen like Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill became known for meting out justice but also taking things into their own hands, while Doc Holliday and Calamity Jane have gone down in history as eccentric sidekicks. Outlaws like Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid remain just as well known, and they have been long associated with daring heists and conspiracies surrounding their deaths. And Buffalo Bill captured all of the sights and sounds in his famous Wild West show, bringing the West to life all over the world.

Each Western icon forged their own enduring legacy, but many of them also knew each other. Wyatt Earp, the law enforcer, gambler, saloon keeper, and vigilante, forged an unlikely friendship with hot-tempered dentist turned gambler Doc Holliday that proved pivotal in some of the West's most legendary events. Wild Bill and Calamity Jane had one of the most legendary and mythologized relationship, with Jane claiming they were married and Wild Bill's friends claiming he could barely stand her.

Wyatt Earp (1848-1929), the "toughest and deadliest gunman of his day", symbolized the swagger, the heroism, and even the lawlessness of the West, notorious for being a law enforcer, gambler, saloon keeper, and vigilante. Then there was John Henry “Doc” Holliday (1851-1887), a dentist turned professional gambler who was widely recognized as one of the fastest draws in the West and one of its quirkiest figures. The only thing that might have been faster than the deadly gunman’s draw was his violent temper, which was easily set off when Holliday was drunk, a frequent occurrence. By the early 1880s, Holliday had been arrested nearly 20 times. And then there's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the West's most famous outlaw duo, who will always be associated with each other despite the fact there’s no indication that they had any particularly close friendship or relationship aside from being members of the same gang.

The Ultimate Wild West Collection chronicles the lives, legends, myths, lies, and legacies of the West's most famous individuals, separating fact from fiction and analyzing how they have affected the past and the present. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, bibliographies, and a Table of Contents, you will learn about these Western icons like never before.


Product Details

  • File Size: 5730 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492339547
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors (January 15, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B1KMWOU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #763,095 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book June 13, 2014
By Kim
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Very good book. Interesting with lots of info on several people from the wild west. Seemed to be well researched. Definitely a keeper.
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This is an excellent set of biographies of those men and women who became legends of the "wild west" of the late 19th and early
20th centuries. The stories are well-written and just long enough to be interesting and informative without being tedious. There are also some good picrtures included.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wild West Stories that induce Nostalgia !!! March 28, 2013
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Highly recommended for all those who have heard about the American Cowboy and the Wild west.
A Vintage look at some of the well known personages of that era.Good collection.
Worth every cent. !!!
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