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The Gunfighter: Man or Myth?

The Gunfighter: Man or Myth?


229 pages, illustrations. 24 cm.

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Rosa, Joseph G. The Gunfighter Man or Myth? Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [c1969]. 229 pages, illustrations. 24 cm. Book Club edition. Original cloth. A near fine copy in good dust jacket with spine panel sunned and a few small closed tears. Dust jacket is housed in a protective mylar cover.

Summary: The gunfighter was a man bred in a lawless and violent era of civil war, range wars, and greed for land and gold. As the West became settled and law and order were established, the gunfighter passed into the realm of romance. What part of the gunfighter legend is true?

ADAMS (GUNS) 1900: "This well-written book deals with the western six-gun and the men who used them, both for and against the law."



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