I, Tom Horn

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U of Nebraska Press, 1975 - Fiction - 339 pages
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In I, Tom Horn, originally published in 1975, Will Henry presents a fictional autobiography of Tom Horn that answers decisively the question?did Tom Horn kill fourteen-year-old Willie Kickell, or was he framed?



Horn was a cavalry scout in Arizona Territory during the last Apache campaigns, a champion rodeo rider, a Pinkerton, and finally a stock detective in Wyoming. Known and feared as el hombre de sombra (the shadow man), Horn?s lifetime (1860?1903) spans one of the most colorful and tumultuous periods of the Old West. In this novel Will Henry provides a multidimensional portrait of Tom Horn as a man capable of humor, compassion, and love, and also one who could kill without the least remorse. This figure is set against equally compelling portraits of Al Sieber, chief of scouts under General Crook, and apache leaders in the Four Families of the Chiricahuas, names now fabled in American frontier history Nana, Chato, and Geronimo.

 

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The book is good and leads me to think that the man hired to deal with a ?"rustler" problem, firing a rifle from several hundred yards away, did kill the teenage boy. The fact that he didn't kill the ... Read full review

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The multiple-award-winning Henry here takes on legendary cowboy Tom Horn in this 1975 fictional autobiography. Henry presents the character as a man capable of kindness and humor who could also kill without remorse. Read full review

Contents

Out There
3
Sam Griggs
16
Kansas City
25
Pajarita Morena
37
Something Strange
47
Seebies Boy
55
Miss Pet
61
San Carlos
67
Skeleton Canyon
177
Pinkerton Detour
189
The Horsethief
195
Yellow Journals
201
Jim Hicks
208
Big Pasture
225
Gun Talk
232
Caliber 3030
240

Siebers Mule
73
The Centipede
83
Sister Sawn
90
Talking Boy
101
Chikisin Brother
109
Yaqui Bride
119
Scheflins Ledge
126
Tombstone Summer
130
Mary Cornmeal
146
Closing Up
156
Bedonkohe Breakout
164
Contrabandista Spring
170
Smooth People
247
Gravel Blood
255
Little Flowers
266
Glendolenes Letter
274
Joe LeFors
280
Yours Truly
287
Sheriff Smalley
300
Jail Break
310
Barabbass Visitor
318
Going Home
328
Beyond the Ending
334
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"Will Henry" was one of the bylines used by Henry Wilson Allen; the other was "Clay Fisher." He was a five-time winner of the Golden Spur Award from the Western Writers of America and a recipient of the Levi Strauss Award for lifetime achievement. His Will Henry novels are known for their basis in historical fact and their use of realistic American Indian characters.

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