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Riassunto: With over 1000 entries and 400 illustrations, this volume is the most fact-packed history of the West ever assembled. Crime historian extraordinaire Jay Robert Nash has left no stone unturned in his search for the gunmen, train robbers, gangs, desperadoes, range warriors, gamblers, and lawmen that roamed the frontier. Contrary to popular myth, the Wild West was not a glamorous land where chivalry and courage were the custom and a man died with his boots on. It was a land of incredible hardships brutal weather, hunger and disease, and the constant threat of violent death. Everyone carried a six-shooter, neutrality was impossible, and violence unavoidable; lawmen and outlaws lived side by side, and often there was no telling one from the other. Into this land came pioneers lured by promises of great fortunes, ex-Confederate soldiers embittered by the outcome of the war, greedy cattle barons, and merchant princes. It was truly an explosive mixture.Included in this volume are all the great Western legends Billy the Kid, Jesse and Frank James, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Judge Roy Bean, ”Wild Bill” Hickock and a host of lesser-known figures who, though they may have missed notoriety, were equally lethal. And while the West was very much a man's world, several women managed to shoot, steal, or gamble their way to fame including Belle Starr, Pearl Hart, and Calamity Jane.A compelling read, Encyclopedia of Western Lawmen & Outlaws will be the standard reference for years to come. In addition to alphabetical listings, it offers a glossary of lawmen and a glossary of outlaws, a magnificent photo and illustration appendix, and an extensive bibliography of books on the American West.
About the Author: Jay Robert Nash is widely recognized as the world's foremost encyclopedist of crime, and has authored more than seventy single-volume and multi-volume reference works, including the Encyclopedia of World Crime.
Titolo: Encyclopedia of western lawmen & outlaws (...
Casa editrice: Paragon House
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Paragon House, 1992. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Paragon House trade ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP12315419
Descrizione libro Paragon House. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2782165720
Descrizione libro Paragon House, 1992. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st Paragon House trade ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP96809804
Descrizione libro Paragon House, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. U.S.A. DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY. This is a former library book with library stickers and stamps. Codice libro della libreria mon0001511429
Descrizione libro Paragon House, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P021557785074
Descrizione libro Paragon House, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Almost new condition. Codice libro della libreria P011557785074
Descrizione libro Paragon House, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P111557785074
Descrizione libro Paragon House, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M1557785074