The Resource Wild Bill Hickok : the man and his myth, Joseph G. Rosa

Wild Bill Hickok : the man and his myth, Joseph G. Rosa

Label
Wild Bill Hickok : the man and his myth
Title
Wild Bill Hickok
Title remainder
the man and his myth
Statement of responsibility
Joseph G. Rosa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"James Butler Hickok was alternately labeled courageous, affable, and self-confident; cowardly, cold-blooded, and drunken; a fine specimen of physical manhood; an overdressed dandy with perfumed hair; an unequaled marksman; a poor shot. Born in Illinois in 1837, he was shot dead in Deadwood only 39 years later. By then both famous and infamous, he was widely known as "Wild Bill.""--BOOK JACKET. "Excavating the reality behind the myth, Joseph Rosa delves into the exploits and ego that defined Hickok and shows how the man was overtaken by his own legend. Rosa exposes a controversial and charismatic man - army and Indian scout, wagonmaster, courier, frontiersman, gunfighter, lawman, prospector, addicted gambler, and short-time actor - who was elevated from regional fame to national notoriety by inadvertently being in the right place at the right time."--BOOK JACKET. "Culminating four decades of research by one of the top authorities on Wild West legends, this is a highly entertaining account of the larger-than-life character whose reported accomplishments - both real and imaginary - frequently brought him unwanted publicity. Setting the record straight, Rosa exposes some of the deliberate lies that vested Hickok with a "man-killer" reputation he didn't deserve. In the process, Rosa reveals a great deal about how myths were initiated and perpetuated to glorify the nineteenth-century frontier."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosa, Joseph G
Dewey number
  • 978/.02/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F594.H62
LC item number
R68 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hickok, Wild Bill
  • Peace officers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
Target audience
adult
Label
Wild Bill Hickok : the man and his myth, Joseph G. Rosa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-267) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 276 p.
Isbn
9780700607730
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95054015
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM34046472
  • CARL034046472
Label
Wild Bill Hickok : the man and his myth, Joseph G. Rosa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-267) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 276 p.
Isbn
9780700607730
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95054015
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM34046472
  • CARL034046472

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