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Draw: The Greatest Gunfights of the American West Kindle Edition
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This book is full of well written,interesting and genuinely exciting stories of some of the more famous,the not so famous and downright obscure gunfights and fighters.
I cant recommend this book enough,is one of the best ive read,and at a really great price..you really cant lose!
Try it out,you WONT be sorry.
It rightly destroys the mythes and glamour that many attach to this period of US history, but its all the better for doing this. What your left with is an excellent account of the real lifes and deaths of gunfighters, well researched and told by James Reasoner.
Do read if you want to get a true feel for real life in the Old West....avoid if you don't want your movie dreams destroyed
One of the features most notable throughout is how often key individuals flourished on both sides of the law: the Mastersons, Pat Garrett et al. Most came to an abrupt end but some flourished into later life, notably perhaps the most deadly killer John Wesley Hardin. Others disappeared into obscurity their fates unknown.
Reasoner is no great prose stylist. His matter of fact, somewhat folksy style might seem to be an effective way to avoid dramatizing events that needed no added ingredients. Nonetheless, the writing is rather flat and clichéd, though in the last analysis this does not detract from the impact of these accounts. In addition the book is by no means without humour. Some of the disasters and micalculations are hilarious for all but the participants. It is a world of the most striking contrasts, the colourful and flamboyant Wild Bill Hickock, psychopaths such as Clay Allison and others, dedicated and determined lawmen such as Mike Meagher and those for whom the badge was a cover for their own criminal activities. It’s a book very well worth the reading.
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