The Calamity Papers: Western Myths and Cold Cases

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Tom Doherty Associates, Mar 21, 2006 - History - 288 pages

Spur Award-winning author, Dale L. Walker continues what he started in Legends and Lies, by uncovering the truth around some of the American West's most famous and infamous figures. Leaving no figure sacred and no stone unturned, Walker dives deep into some of the most enduring myths and legends of the Old West:

*What was the real story behind the death of Meriwether Lewis--suicicide or homicide?

*Did Pat Garrett really kill Billy the Kid, or did the Kid fake his own death and live to a ripe old age?

*What was the real relationship between Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane?

*And who was the woman who claimed to have proof that she was their daughter?

*Was Jack London killed or did he take his own life?

*Who burned Wolf House to the ground?

Asking these and many more questions, The Calamity Papers sheds some necessary light on our history by taking a closer look at some its heroes.



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Western historian Walker rounds up some of the Old West's most colorful characters, including Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, Meriwether Lewis and Jack London, for this entertaining rehash of tall ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
THE YAZOO PILGRIM
OH HOW HARD IT IS TO DIE
SAM HOUSTONS DILEMMA
MEAGHER OF THE SWORD
UNDER THE WHITE SANDS
WHO KILLED THE MAN WHO KILLED
THE CALAMITY PAPERS
THE JACK LONDON CASES
OTHER BOOKS BY DALE L WALKER
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DALE L. WALKER is the author of many books on Western history, including Legends and Lies, The Boys of '98, Bear Flag Rising, Pacific Destiny, and Eldorado. He is a four-time Spur Award winner from the Western Writers of America, and in 2000 was selected for the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievements in Western history and literature.

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