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. New Read Kindle ePUB Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter by Tom Clavin – heartforum.co.uk
Tom Clavin is the author coauthor of eleven books His most recent is That Old Black Magic Louis Prima, Keely Smith, and the Golden Age of Las Vegas.His articles have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Men s Journal, Parade, Reader s Digest, and others.He was a contributing reporter for the New York Times for fifteen years.
- 336 pages
- Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter
- Tom Clavin
- 08 July 2019 Tom Clavin