Wild Bill Hickok: Sharpshooter and U.S. Marshal of the Wild West

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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Part history and part Wild West legend, The story of James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok spans North America from rural Illinois To The isolated hills of South Dakota. The famed sharpshooter, stagecoach driver, small-town lawman, and Wild West showman lived during a period of unprecedented westward expansion, economic development, and civil unrest. Hickok's experiences as an abolitionist, a Nebraska constable, a Union scout, and a down-and-out gambler offer a new perspective on the pioneer struggle in the new American frontier.
 

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Contents

Bleeding Kansas
18
Civil War Scout and Spy
31
Plainsman and Indian Fighter
44
Deputy U S Marshal and Acting Sheriff
51
Marshal of Abilene
61
Showman and Actor
78
Gambler Celebrity and Gold Seeker
86
The Legend
98
Additional Resources
105
Credits
112
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About the author (2004)

Joseph G. Rosa, who makes his home in Ruislip, Middlesex, England, is the author of the definitive biography of Wild Bill Hickok, They Called Him Wild Bill: The Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok, as well as The Gunfighter: Man or Myth? And (with Waldo E. Koop) Rowdy Joe Lowe: Gambler with a Gun, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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