Wild Bill Hickok: The Man and His Myth

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Eulogized and ostracized, James Butler Hickok was alternately labeled courageous, affable, and self confident; cowardly, cold-blooded, and drunken; a fine specimen of physical manhood; an overdressed dandy with perfumed hair; an unequaled marksman; a poor shot. Born in Illinois in 1837, he was shot dead in Deadwood only 39 years later. By then both famous and infamous, he was widely known as "Wild Bill." Excavating the reality behind the myth, Joseph Rosa delves into the exploits and ego that defined Hickok and shows how ...

Wild Bill Hickok: The Man and His Myth 1996, University Press of Kansas

ISBN-13: 9780700607730

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Wild Bill Hickok: The Man and His Myth 1996, University Press of Kansas

ISBN-13: 9780700615230

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