Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier

Author: W. B. (Bat) Masterson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131319

Category: History

Page: 112

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Bat Masterson's illustrated biographies of legendary gunslingers Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Luke Short, Bill Tilghman, Ben Thompson, and others paint a vivid portrait of the Old West, a world of sharpshooters, cattle rustlers, and Dodge City justice.

Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier

Author: W. B. (Bat) Masterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420971781

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 88

View: 1939


First published in 1907 as a series of articles in "Human Life" magazine, "Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier" is the fascinating first-hand account of these famous Americans by Bat Masterson. Born Bartholemew William Barclay Masterson in Canada in 1853, Bat Masterson led an amazing life as a U.S. Army scout, professional gambler, and lawman in the American Old West. He went to find adventure in the frontier as a young man and soon earned distinction as a buffalo hunter. He eventually spent time as the sheriff in Dodge City, Kansas and was involved in several well-known shootouts. It was during these times that Masterson met some of the most important gunslingers in history. These accounts, written decades after Masterson moved back to civilization and worked as a writer and journalist, tell the incredible stories of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Ben Thompson, Luke Short, and Bill Tilghman. "Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier" remains an important historical document of five famous American gunfighters and a fascinating and entertaining account of the Wild West. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

Western Gunslingers in Fact and on Film

Author: Buck Rainey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476603286

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 349

View: 3161


Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Belle Starr, Wyatt Earp, the Younger Gang, the Dalton-Doolin Gang and Bat Masterson—these real-life lawmen and lawbreakers have been the basis of so many Hollywood Westerns that it has become difficult to discover where the truth ends and the legend begins. All actually became larger-than-life characters during their lifetimes, as contemporary newspapers and books embellished their deeds for their own purposes. But it was in Hollywood that the line between reality and myth was completely blurred. Each chapter-length entry here first focuses on the known facts of the people’s lives and how each became truly legendary during their lifetimes. The reality is then compared to how they have been portrayed in the movies.

The World of Doc Holliday

Author: Victoria Wilcox

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493048295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1669


His name conjures images of the Wild West, of gunfights and gambling halls and a legendary friendship with the lawman Wyatt Earp, and he is probably most famous for his time in Tombstone. But Doc Holliday’s story is a much richer than that one sentence summary allows. His was a life of travel across the west—from Georgia to Texas, from Dodge City to Las Vegas, across Arizona and from New Mexico to Colorado and Montana. Revealed from contemporary newspaper accounts and records of interviews with Doc himself and the people who knew him and packed with archival photos and illustrations, The World of Doc Holliday offers a real first-hand accounting of his life of adventure.