Wild Bill



Wild Bill The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the 1 New York Timesbestselling author of Dodge City.In July 1865, Wild Bill Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO the first quick draw duel on the frontier Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West.James Butler Hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor He crossed paths with General Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi.Wild Bill also fell in love multiple times before marrying the true love of his life, Agnes Lake, the impresario of a traveling circus He would be buried however, next to fabled frontierswoman Calamity Jane.Even before his death, Wild Bill became a legend, with fiction sometimes supplanting fact in the stories that surfaced Once, in a bar in Nebraska, he was confronted by four men, three of whom he killed in the ensuing gunfight A famous Harper s Magazine article credited Hickok with slaying 10 men that day by the 1870s, his career long kill count was up to 100.The legend of Wild Bill has only grown since his death in 1876, when cowardly Jack McCall famously put a bullet through the back of his head during a card game Bestselling author Tom Clavin has sifted through years of western lore to bring Hickock fully to life in this rip roaring, spellbinding true story. Best Download [ Wild Bill ] By [ Tom Clavin ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Wild Bill
  • Tom Clavin
  • 09 January 2018
  • 1250173795

10 thoughts on “Wild Bill

  1. Paul Falk says:

    Armed with contributing facts and figures based on countless hours of research, the author helped clearly debunk many of the outrageous myths that surrounded the larger than life figure, James Butler Hickok, the notorious, Wild Bill Easy to follow, the main character became well drawn as the storyline moved, chronologically, through his daring adventures Springingto life with every passing page, engrossing details were presented that added luster to his already admired persona One fact, Armed with contributing facts and figures based on countless hours of research, the author helped clearly debunk many of the outrageous myths that surrounded the larger than life figure, James Butler Hickok, the notorious, Wild Bill Easy to follow, the main character became well drawn as the storyline moved, chronologically, through his daring adventures Springingto life with every passing page, engrossing details were presented that added luster to his already admired persona One fact, however, that certainly carried a general consensus by all was the eagle eyed, expertise that Wild Bill demonstrated time and again with his six shooters he was in a class all to himself According to all reliable witnesses, he was lightning fast on the draw with either hand and an extraordinary shot A lawman of the Wild West, it was a deadly combination that any would be criminal would no...

  2. Valerity (Val) says:

    I enjoyed this book on Wild Bill Hickok very much as an updated biography Tom Clavin does a great job of sorting between hype and facts to get to what islikely in the real story of James Butler Hickok and his exploits Apparently, there had been a sibling named Bill that hadn t survived, and James and his brother Lorenzo both were fond of calling themselves Bill at times When James went out on his own away from the family, the name stuck, along with various descriptors like Wild Bill o I enjoyed this book on Wild Bill Hickok very much as an updated biography Tom Clavin does a great job of sorting between hype and facts to get to what islikely in the real story of James Butler Hickok and his exploits Apparently, there had been a sibling named Bill that hadn t survived, and James and his brother Lorenzo both were fond of calling themselves Bill at times When James went out on his own away from the family, the name stuck, along with various descriptors like Wild Bill or Shanghai Bill.The book does a good job of telling about his short but exciting and event filled life as a farmer, gunslinger, and lawman After serving in the Civil War, Hickok made his way to Springfield, Missouri and was enjoying a spell of gambling He d met and become friends for a time with Davis Tutt another gambler, but the friendship souredHickok was in a duel where he shot and killed ...

  3. Juli says:

    The Old West generated many tall tales about legendary charactersWyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Kit Carsonall larger than life Their stories are a mix of truth and exaggerationand I love every single tale But my favorite by far is Wild Bill Hickok Lawman Gunfighter Gambler Showman He did it all And his legendary death at a card table just made his storyspectacular.I read Tom Clavin s bestselling book on Dodge City when it came out And loved it When I saw he was writing a book The Old West generated many tall tales about legendary charactersWyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Kit Carsonall larger than life Their stories are a mix of truth and exaggerationand I love every single tale But my favorite by far is Wild Bill Hickok Lawman Gunfighter Gambler Showman He did it all And his legendary death at a card table just made his storyspectacular.I read Tom Clavin s bestselling book on Dodge City when it came out And loved it When I saw he was writing a book on Wild Bill, I knew I had to read it The true story.the real Wild Bill.James But...

  4. Julia Simpson-Urrutia says:

    Not since Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser have I read a book on the Old West that grips me as much as Wild Bill by Tom Clavin Wild Bill whose real name was James is a historical character whose story is fascinating and ultimately tragic in much the same way as Princess Diana s For one thing, it is impossible not to like Bill Hickok He was too chivalrous not to like, even love, as so many men and women seem to have, both close up and at a distance Hickok favored justice and the underdog H Not since Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser have I read a book on the Old West that grips me as much as Wild Bill by Tom Clavin Wild Bill whose real name was James is a historical character whose story is fascinating and ultimately tragic in much the same way as Princess Diana s For one thing, it is impossible not to like Bill Hickok He was too chivalrous not to like, even love, as so many men and women seem to have, both close up and at a distance Hickok favored justice and the underdog He cared about those in need of help Hickok was astonishing for his courage and God s grace upon him during the Civil War Advice Read slowly Your jaw will drop Clavin s ...

  5. Chris Wolak says:

    Tom Clavin delivered a good yarn about a man so covered in legend and tall tales I m surprised this book isn t 500 pages long This was a quick, entertaining read about the man and his times.

  6. Steve says:

    I enjoyed the author s first book, Dodge City This latest one never disappoint A very interesting and enjoyable read, A page turner into the life and death of the legendary marshal of the Old West, Wild Bill Hickok Hickok was known as a quick draw with his guns and kept law and order as a U.S marshal Before he was a U.S marshal, He was a Union spy during the Civil War During his time as marshal, Hickok made enemies In the town of Deadwood, He was challenged a few times to a showdown He I enjoyed the author s first book, Dodge City This latest one never disappoint A very interesting and enjoyable read, A...

  7. Marianne says:

    Growing up in a town where James Butler Hickock had been sheriff, I grew up with his legend His legend, as well as Bill Cody who slaughtered the buffalo for the expansion of the railroads and General George Custer who was in charge of the fort just south of town Around the same period, my grandmother and her family traveled in a wagon train to homestead just north of town It was fascinating to read the history of the establishment of the town and to get a glimpse of what life must have been l Growing up in a town where James Butler Hickock had been sheriff, I grew up with his legend His legend, as well as Bill Cody who slaughtered the buffalo for the expansion of the railroads and General George Custer who was in charge of the fort just south of town Around the same period, my grandmother and her family trave...

  8. Casey Wheeler says:

    This book is well researched and written The author has a writing style that makes the subject engaging and read less like a history rescitation andlike a story While covering the life of Wild Bill Hickcock the author has a tendency to drift off to side stories, while interesting, they add little to the main subject That aside, it is a very good biography.I recommend this book for anyone who has an interest in the life of Wild Bill Hickcock.I received a free Kindle copy of Wild Bill by This book is well researched and written The author has a writing style that makes the subject engaging and read less like a history rescitation andlike a story While covering the life of Wild Bill Hickcock the author has a tendency to drift off to side stories, while interesting, they add little to the main subject That aside, it is a very good biography.I recommend this book for anyone who has an interest in the life of Wild Bill Hickcock.I received a free Kindle copy of Wi...

  9. Bonnye Reed says:

    GNab This was an excellent biography of James Butler Hickok, an actual exploration of the life of the man without the wild forays into yellow journalism we arefamiliar with I found very interesting the effects the Pottawatomie Massacre had on the decisions made by the Hickok family concerning their move from Homer, Oklahoma, westward to where land was chea...

  10. Bookreporter.com Biography & Memoir says:

    Bestselling author Tom Clavin THE HEART OF EVERYTHING THAT IS, DODGE CITY has turned his attention to one of the frontier s best known characters a heroic gunslinger whose exploits became fodder for news, legends and movies, his name almost synonymous with the West he grew up with.James Butler Hickok was a farm boy, barely out of his teens but fully able to wield a rifle, when the Civil War drew him into service for the Union Army, his father having run a spur of the Underground Railroad and Bestselling author Tom Clavin THE HEART OF EVERYTHING THAT IS, DODGE CITY has turned his attention to one of the frontier s best known characters a heroic gunslinger whose exploits became fodder for news, legends and movie...

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