Reflections in Dark Glass: The Life and Times of John Wesley Hardin

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University of North Texas Press, 1996 - Fiction - 180 pages
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Neither a fictional biography of notorious Texas gunman John Wesley Hardin nor an actual one, Reflections in Dark Glass is based on the personal reminiscences of individuals who knew Hardin best. The book deals with relationships and details not found in the existing literature about the life of Hardin and covers the period from his boyhood to the killing of Deputy Sheriff Charlie Webb in 1874, an altercation which brought about Hardin’s incarceration in 1878 in the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.
 

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Bruce McGinnis is truly a master of character development. His years of research on the life and times of John Wesley Hardin are revealed in the page-turning prose of this historical fiction novel. Following actual facts of Hardin's life, McGinnis fills in the details as if he were there with Hardin. This is a must read if you live in the Lone Star State or are remotely interested in Reconstruction life in the Old West. 

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Jim Stephens
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Jim Stephens
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Jim Stephens
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Jim Stephens
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Anonymous
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Jim Stephens
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Jim Stephens
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Jim Stephens
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Jim Stephens
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Anonymous
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Jim Stephens
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Julie Ola Faye
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Jim Stephens
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Julie Ola Faye
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Jim Stephens
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Anonymous
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Julie Ola Faye
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Jim Stephens
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Anonymous
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Julie Ola Faye
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Jim Stephens
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Anonymous
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Jim Stephens
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Bruce McGinnis is a Professor of English at Amarillo College. His previous novels are The Fence and Sweet Cane.

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