By Robert K. DeArment
Wyatt Earp, Billy the child, document Holliday—such are the mythical names that come to mind once we reflect on the western gunfighter. yet within the American West of the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of grassroots gunfighters straddled either side of the legislation with no hesitation. Deadly Dozen tells the tale of twelve notorious gunfighters, feared of their personal occasions yet nearly forgotten today.
Now, famous historian Robert okay. DeArment has compiled the tales of those vague males. DeArment, a life-long scholar of legislations and lawlessness within the West, has combed court docket files, frontier newspapers, and different references to craft twelve entire biographical photographs. The mixed tales of Deadly Dozen supply a thorough check out the lives of enforcing figures who of their personal methods formed the mythical previous West.
More than a collective biography of risky gunfighters, Deadly Dozen also capabilities as a social background of the gunfighter tradition of the post-Civil battle frontier West. As Walter Noble Burns did for Billy the child in 1926 and Stuart N. Lake for Wyatt Earp in 1931, DeArment—himself a skilled writer—brings those figures from the outdated West to life.
John Bull, Pat Desmond, Mart Duggan, Milt Yarberry, Dan Tucker, George Goodell, invoice Standifer, Charley Perry, Barney Riggs, Dan Bogan, Dave Kemp, and Jeff Kidder are the twelve risky males that Robert ok. DeArment reports in Deadly Dozen: Twelve Forgotten Gunfighters of the previous West.