Author: W. B. (Bat) Masterson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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 "Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier" remains an important historical document of five famous American gunfighters and a fascinating and entertaining account of the Wild West.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.