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James Andrew Wilson, life, travels and adventures : the greatest fighter living in Texas

Author: James Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : Gammel's Book Store ©1927.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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James Andrew Wilson reflects on his experiences working odd jobs and fighting across the American West, primarily in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama. Wilson settled in Texas later in life. "If I really have been a gunman, I have written this - my Biography, to show the why and wherefores of such a term and I am willing to let my readers be the judge. I believe rather, that they will agree that I have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Andrew Wilson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Andrew Wilson
OCLC Number: 2636367
Description: 200 pages : illustrations, frontispiece (portrait) 24 cm.
Contents: Autobiography of James Andrew Wilson --
The block and the chip --
Fighting for my sweetheart --
Nemesis overtakes the block and the chip --
Bob disappears, a prisoner in the Arkansas swamps --
Arrested for vagrancy, and made a slave --
We escape and even some scores --
Helping a widow; fights at the lumber works --
More scores evened: taming a mulatto --
Hotel experiences --
Fighting at close range, seven getting into the other fellow's fights --
The hardest battle of my life --
Fugitive from officers; but trying to get justice --
Varnish and moonshine --
My narrowest escape --
Experiences as a constable --
A tamer of bad men, Wilson cleaning up Allenscreek --
A victory for decency --
Detective work --
Four bad men wish to paint the town red, but get painted black
Other Titles: Travels and adventures of one of the bravest men who ever lived in Texas
Life, travels and adventures of James Andrew Wilson, the bravest man who ever lived in Texas
Responsibility: written by himself.

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James Andrew Wilson reflects on his experiences working odd jobs and fighting across the American West, primarily in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama. Wilson settled in Texas later in life. "If I really have been a gunman, I have written this - my Biography, to show the why and wherefores of such a term and I am willing to let my readers be the judge. I believe rather, that they will agree that I have been a nemesis to cold killers; rascals and other toughs." -- Foreword.

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