Bob Alexander's book on the history of outlawry in America is a gem for all Old West readers. Notable characters like Billy the Kid, Geronimo, Victorio, The Earps and many others are well represented.
Besides such well-known "desperadoes", the book colorfully recounts the careers of characters such as "Bronco Bill" Walters, "Curly Bill" Brocius, Kit Joy, "Three-Fingered Jack" Dunlap, Pony Diehl, "Black Jack" Christian, "Six-Shooter Smith" and John Kinney, "King of the Rustlers."
Among those seeking to bring the book's "banditti" to justice are Pat Garrett, the slayer of Billy the Kid; "Dangerous Dan" Tucker, the man too tough for Wyatt Earp; and Harvey Whitehill, the first man to arrest Billy the Kid.
This book also contains 117 rare historical photographs, many of them never before published.
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Soft Cover: 334 pages $21.95 - includes shipping and handling
Dave Allison became the youngest sheriff in the State of Texas in 1888 and was still wearing a badge when he was gunned down in 1923.
Between those times, he was six times an elected sheriff; a member of the Texas Rangers and Arizona Rangers; Chief of Police at Roswell, New Mexico; personal bodyguard of Colonel William Cornell Green; and Livestock Inspector. Devoid of bravado, yet fearless and deadly when provoked.
Allison was described by George S. Patton as, “The most noted gunman here in Texas.”
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Soft Cover: 289 pages $21.95 - includes shipping and handling
Bob Alexander shows that not only was Harvey Whitehill a major figure in the annals of the of the Old West, he shows as well that the Sheriff’s home ground of Silver City, New Mexico, rivals Tombstone, Dodge City and Deadwood as a hotbed of outlaw-lawman history.
A great biography of this 19th century Grant County, NM, sheriff. Whitehill jailed Billy the Kid, knew the infamous rustler John Kinney, lived through the Apache Wars and beat Pat Garrett at the polls.
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Soft Cover: 315 pages $21.95 - includes shipping and handling
Bob Alexander explores the Old West heritage in the often forgotten area of Silver City, New Mexico. Readers will travel back in time as Bob colorfully recounts tales of the violence and lawlessness that made Silver City and Old Grant's County, New Mexico one of the most dangerous places in the Southwest.
Few histories of the Old West are as well-researched or told with such authentic flavor as this book. Chuck Parsons, a renowned Outlaw/Lawman authority writes Six-Guns and Single-Jacks is a "superbly researched biography and reading its history is like holding up a mirror to the entire Western adventure."
Reading [this history of southwestern New Mexico] is like holding up a mirror to the entire Western adventure. --Chuck Parsons, editor of the National Outlaw/Lawman Association Quarterly
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