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Age of the gunfighter : men and weapons on the frontier, 1840-1900

Author: Joseph G Rosa; Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum.; Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
Publisher: London : Salamander, 1993
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joseph G. Rosa's vivid and expertly written tale of this violent time combines contemporary accounts with meticulous historical research and an unjaundiced appraisal of the facts. Telling the story of every major gunfighter, peace officer, and outlaw of the West, Rosa places them within the context of a violent frontier and the coming of law and order. Complementing the text are twenty-seven outstanding color  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph G Rosa; Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum.; Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
ISBN: 1840652497 9781840652499
OCLC Number: 48932981
Notes: Originally published as: The taming of the West : age of the gunfighter.
Credits: The violent west -- Feuds and range wars -- Cowboys and Cowtown chaos -- Law and order : from guns to gavel.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 33 cm
Contents: Introduction. --
1. The violent West. --
2. Feuds and range wars. --
3. Cowboys and cowtown chaos. --
4. Law and order: from guns to gavel.
Other Titles: Taming of the West : age of the gunfighter
Responsibility: Joseph G. Rosa ; with artifacts from the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.

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Joseph G. Rosa's vivid and expertly written tale of this violent time combines contemporary accounts with meticulous historical research and an unjaundiced appraisal of the facts. Telling the story of every major gunfighter, peace officer, and outlaw of the West, Rosa places them within the context of a violent frontier and the coming of law and order. Complementing the text are twenty-seven outstanding color spreads featuring firearms from the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum (Los Angeles) and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody). Many of the spreads contain guns owned and used by such well-known individuals as Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin, Frank James, and Harvey Logan.

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