They Called Him Wild Bill

They Called Him Wild Bill

The Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok

Book - 1974 | 2nd ed., rev. and enl
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His contemporaries called him Wild Bill, and newspapermen and others made him a legend in his own time. Among western characters only General George Armstrong Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody are as readily recognized by the general public. In writing this biography, Joseph G. Rosa has expressed the hope that "Hickok emerges as a man and not a legend."

For this comprehensive revision of his earlier biography of Wild Bill the author was allowed to work from newly available materials in the possession of the Hickok family. He also discovered new material pertaining to Wild Bill's Civil War exploits and his service as a marshal and found the pardon file of his murderer, John McCall. Additional, rare photographs of Wild Bill are published here for the first time. The results of Rosa's additional research make this second edition the best biography of Wild Bill likely to be written for years to come.
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1974
Edition: 2nd ed., rev. and enl
ISBN: 9780806115382
0806115386
Branch Call Number: BIO HICKOK WILD Rosa
Characteristics: xxi, 377 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Wild Bill

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