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Rosa, Joseph G.

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Works: 53 works in 139 publications in 4 languages and 10,082 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Biography‡vPictorial works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: F591, B
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Publications about Joseph G Rosa
Publications by Joseph G Rosa
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Most widely held works by Joseph G Rosa
They called him Wild Bill : the life and adventures of James Butler Hickok by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
19 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,788 libraries worldwide
A revision of a 1964 biography of James Butler Hickok, better known as "Wild Bill," drawing from materials held by Hickok family members to provide accurate information about the life and career of the legendary frontiersman
The gunfighter: man or myth? by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 1,715 libraries worldwide
The gunfighter was a man bred in a lawless and violent era of civil war, range wars, and greed for land and gold. As the West became settled and law and order were established, the gunfighter passed into the realm of romance. What part of the gunfighter legend is true?
The West of Wild Bill Hickok by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
Reproduces all the known portraits of Wild Bill Hickok along with a selection of photos of his family, friends and foes. Includes a biographical essay
Wild Bill Hickok : the man and his myth by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 865 libraries worldwide
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 being in the right place at the right time. Aggrandized in an 1867 Harper's article, Hickok reluctantly embraced his exaggerated role in a far-fetched but exciting story. Establishing the role an overzealous press and fortune-seeking dime novelists played in immortalizing Wild Bill, Rosa reveals a great deal about how myths were initiated and perpetuated to glorify the nineteenth-century frontier.--From publisher description
The taming of the West : age of the gunfighter : men and weapons on the frontier, 1840-1900 by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
The gunfighters...in their own time men described them as "man-killers," but by the early years of this century they were generally called "gunfighters," a part man, part myth, based upon the exploits of a breed of men spawned in the war with Mexico in 1846. In adolescence they witnessed the California goldrush of 1849, the Kansas-Missouri border wars of the 1850s, and during the Civil War reached maturity fighting as guerrillas on both sides. Adult life was spent in the post-war cattle, rail and mining boom towns, and during this turbulent period they came into their own. This book includes twenty-seven outstanding color spreads featuring artifacts from the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, which superb collections add another dimension to this story of the West
Buffalo Bill and his Wild West : a pictorial biography by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Includes bibliography references and index
Guns of the American West by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and German and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Explores the development of the weapons used by the pioneers of the American West
The West : from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee: the turbulent story of the settling of frontier America ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
Includes index
Age of the gunfighter : men and weapons on the frontier, 1840-1900 by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Completely illustrated with historic photos of the most famous gunfighters of the wild West, this wealth of well researched and documented facts about gunfighters is an encyclopedia of information for the history buff. Vintage guns pictured
Wild Bill Hickok : sharpshooter and U.S. marshal of the wild West by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and activities of the Western lawman called Wild Bill Hickok
An illustrated history of guns and small arms by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Rowdy Joe Lowe : gambler with a gun by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
The pleasure of guns : the intricate and beautiful work of famous gunsmiths by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Wild Bill Hickok, gunfighter : an account of Hickok's gunfights by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Gun law : a study of violence in the Wild West by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Colonel Colt, London : the history of Colt's London firearms, 1851-1857 by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Gunsmoke : a study of violence in the Wild West by Joseph G Rosa( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Cowboy, the man and the myth by Robin May( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Portugal, língua e cultura by Eduardo Mayone Dias( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 41 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Rosa, Joseph George
Languages
English (87)
Portuguese (5)
Italian (1)
German (1)
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