- Publisher: High Lonesome Books (June 1995)
- ISBN-10: 0944383300
- ISBN-13: 978-0944383308
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Whiskey, Six-Guns and Red-Light Ladies: George Hand's Saloon Diary, Tucson, 1875-1878 Paperback – June, 1995
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Through HAND's day by day observations, we get an extraordinarily clear picture of life in the untamed Southwest territory of the 1800s. The Old West comes vibrantly alive as this common working man records his unvarnished impressions of what was then an unruly outpost on the frontier. WHISKEY, SIX-GUNS & RED-LIGHT LADIES is far from being a dry cataloging of names and events because the effervescent and humorously ironic personality of GEORGE HAND weaves wit and fascinating details into the simple diary, thus exhibiting for us the many textures of real Western life. The dust, heat, danger, boredom, "romance" and hardship of the authentic Wild West are on display on nearly every page. For example :
1875, JUNE 21. "...Cockeyed Jones left for Sonora -- what for, no one knows, not even himself."
SEPT. 30. "...Bedford was drunk all day -- he talked several men nearly to death."
1876, JAN. 27. "...In the evening I had a singing match with Morgan, with McDermott critic and sufferer. It was decided in my favor."
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Want to know what the old west was really like, this is a first hand account. Mr. Hand was the average saloon keeper in Tucson and his daily accounts are the true west.Published on January 17, 2014 by Gary Riecke
George O Hand's diaries are an interesting spotlight to life in the late 1800's in the Tucson Arizona area. Read morePublished on September 29, 2009 by Paula J. Marshall