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Wild Bill Hickok : the man and his myth

Author: Joseph G Rosa
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Excavating the reality behind the myth, author Rosa delves into the exploits and ego that defined Hickok and shows how the man was overtaken by his own legend. Rosa exposes a controversial and charismatic man--army and Indian scout, wagon master, courier, frontiersman, gunfighter, lawman, prospector, addicted gambler, and short-time actor--who was elevated from regional fame to national notoriety by inadvertently  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Rosa, Joseph G.
Wild Bill Hickok.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©1996
(OCoLC)604425607
Named Person: Wild Bill Hickok; Wild Bill Hickok
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph G Rosa
ISBN: 9780700615230 0700615237 9780700607730 0700607730
OCLC Number: 34046472
Description: xxiv, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Joseph G. Rosa.
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Excavating the reality behind the myth, this work delves into the exploits and ego that defined Wild Bill Hickok, a notorious character of the Wild West, and shows how the man was overtaken by his  Read more...

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"Rosa knows more about western gunfighters than almost anyone. In this interesting and carefully researched work he has corrected the myths and legends about Hickok, explained why the occurred and Read more...

 
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