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Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter: A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri


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Mai 2003

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Wild Bill Hickok (1837-1876) was a Civil War spy and scout, Indian fighter, gambler, and peace officer. He was also one of the greatest gunfighters in the West. His peers referred to his reflexes as "phenomenal" and to his skill with a pistol as "miraculous." In Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter, Joseph G. Rosa, the world's foremost authority on Hickok, provides an informative examination of Hickok's many gunfights. Rosa describes the types of guns used by Hickok and illustrates his use of the plains' style of "quick draw, " as well as examining other elements of the Hickok legend. He even reconsiders the infamous "dead man's hand" allegedly held by Hickok when he was shot to death at age thirty-nine while playing poker. Numerous photographs and drawings accompany Rosa's down-to-earth text.
EAN: 9780806135359
ISBN: 0806135352
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF OKLAHOMA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2003
Seitenanzahl: 216 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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