Ghosts, Gold Diggers and Gun Slingers

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Xlibris Corporation, Sep 2, 2011 - Fiction - 128 pages
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What turned Atlanta professional man John Henry Doc Holiday into a stone cold killer? What was Docs weapon of choice? Who really killed Pat Garrett? Did Wyatt Earp ever track down his brother Virgils killer? What minister of the gospel became the wests deadliest paid killer? Who was the wildest of Butch Cassidys Wild Bunch? What catastrophe almost wiped out the cattle business in 1888? What were the wests greatest gold strikes and how were they discovered? Does the ghost of pioneer Brit Bailey still stalk the prairie near Old Brazoria? Author Murphy answers these intriguing questions and many other in this book aptly titled Ghosts, Gold Diggers and Gun Slingers, which is the product of a lifetime of research and several years of writing and rewriting.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
The Curse on Baileys Prairie
11
The Narrow Escapes of Walter Lane
18
Bloodbath at Battle Creek
26
The Barefoot Ranger
33
Deathwatch on Don Cella Street
38
The Golden Critters
48
The Secret Life of Judge Roy Bean
53
DOC
68
Who Killed Pat Garrett?
76
The Attoyac Atrocity
83
The Night When the Moon Turned Blue
98
August Hate
103
Souvenirs in Red
114
Only Human
120
Copyright

The Wildest of the Bunch
60

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About the author (2011)

RICHARD MURPHY is a WWII vet and journalist who has written for newspapers and magazines for many years, lives in Texas, and has a great-great-grandfather who was Sam Houston’s aide-de-camp at San Jacinto and a granduncle who was one of the original Texas Rangers. Perhaps this heritage explains his intense interest in history and the Wild West. He resides in San Augustine, Texas with wife Mae, and they have two grown children and three grandchildren. He attended Baylor but has a degree in English-History from Lamar University.

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