Rough Rider: Buckey O'Neill of Arizona (Google eBook)

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U of Nebraska Press - Biography & Autobiography - 200 pages
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"[Rough Rider] offers insight into an age too often distorted by popular myths and makes an excellent case for O'Neill as an unjustly neglected American personality. . . . The lessons of Buckey O'Neill's life and death ought not to go unpondered".-Western American Literature. "Life in frontier Arizona is well depicted in [this] biography. . . . [It is] a story of Irish daring".-Southwest Chronicle. "The tale is beautifully told. It teems with bizarre and sometimes hairy episodes while at the same time achieving strength through understatement, wry humor, and an artless effort to avoid making the hero larger than life".-El Paso Times. Buckey O'Neill was famous in Arizona Territory as a gambler, lawyer, newspaperman, miner, sheriff, and politician. This fast-moving narrative takes him from the streets of Tombstone all the way to Cuba, where he won Theodore Roosevelt's admiration as the wildest and bravest of the Rough Riders. Dale L. Walker has twice won the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. His books include Will Henry's West and In a Far Country: Jack London's Tales of the West.
  

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Contents

Getting to Know the Territory
1
The ONeills of Ireland and America
7
Stopover in Tombstone
13
A Wandering Interlude
19
A New Customer on Whiskey Row
22
The Bloodiest Day in Court
27
Hoof and Horn and a Dun for the Thieving Thirteenth
33
Pauline and the Rubicon of Bachelorhood
37
A Tax for the Iniquitous Railroad
82
Onyx Silver and Copper
86
IAccuse The Populist Candidate of 1894
96
JAccuse in Reverse The Populist Candidate of 1896
104
The Popular Populist Mayor of Prescott
112
Remember the Maine
117
The Cowboy Regiment
124
Off to War for the Bould SoldierBoys
130

The Hanging of Dennis Dilda
42
A Soft Berth for Judge ONeill
47
Buckey of All Trades
53
The Conquistador of Yavapai County
61
Long Ride from Diablo Canyon
67
Calamity on Walnut Creek
76
The Rough Riders
136
Chaos in Tampa
148
Up to Kettle Hill
166
Death Was the Black Horse
174
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Dale L. Walker has twice won the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. His books include Will Henry?s West and In a Far Country: Jack London?s Tales of the West.

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