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    DescriptionA legendary lawman, buffalo hunter, Indian fighter, and newspaper columnist, Bat Masterson served as sheriff of Ford County, Kansas, ruled Dodge City, and became an eyewitness to the heyday of the Old West's most notorious outlaws. His thrilling collection of mini-biographies reveals fascinating details about a host of legendary gunslingers, painting a vivid portrait of a world of sharpshooters, cattle rustlers, and frontier justice. First published as a series of magazine articles in 1907, these life-and-death dramas introduce you to some of the most famous gunfighters America has ever known. The roundup includes Wyatt Earp, who had a reputation for courage and calm, but went on the warpath when one of his five brothers was killed by stagecoach robbers; Doc Holliday, a mean-tempered dentist who loved poker and moonshine -- and found trouble wherever he traveled; Ben Thompson, a fearless gunman who served in the Civil War and was determined to continue fighting after the last battle ended; Luke Short, a slightly built man with nerves of steel, who started out as a gambler and ended up a Shakespeare-quoting gentleman; and Bill Tilghman, who captured some of the West's most desperate criminals. Illustrated with forty-eight rare 19th-century photos, these colorful accounts will appeal to anyone with a love of Western lore.


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    Title
    Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier
    Subtitle
    Wyatt Earp, "Doc" Holliday, Luke Short and Others
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) W.B. (Bat) Masterson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486470146
    ISBN 10: 0486470148
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBW
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    DC22: 978.020922
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: BTH, 1KBBW
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 978/.020922
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: F590.5 .M37 2009
    Thema V1.0: NHK, DNXH
    Illustrations note
    48
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York