This collection of text and paintings of 20 of the most famous gun-packers of the American West captures the essence of the frontier as depicted in the lore of the television western. I am not so sure that the reality matches the text. Men are depicted as killing other men for sport and then going elsewhere and putting on a lawman's badge. While the west was wild and serial killers will always be among us, the depiction of these men as somehow being glorious is incorrect. However, the paintings are excellent, depicting the men, and one woman that make up a great deal of the legend of the American west. The sole female is Calamity Jane, a woman that in the modern era probably would have had a sex-change operation. If you can get past the hype and glorification of what was often simply one man killing another man, then this book will interest you.
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Book Description Scenic Art, 1960. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0940188031
Book Description Scenic Art, 1960. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0940188031
Book Description Mike Roberts Color Production, Oakland, California, 1959. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Lea Franklin McCarty (illustrator). First Edition. N/none, new pb, 48 pages. Color illustrated stiff paper stapled wraps with black text on upper, no chips or tears. Forward by A. M. King, Wyatt Earp Deputy. Illustrations include 20 original color paintings by the author. Text offers biography of each outlaw including Joaquin Murrietta, Jesse James, James Butler Hickok, Bill Longley, Ben Thompson, King Fisher, Jim Courtright, John Wesley Hardin, Wyatt Earp, Dr. John H. Holliday, Clay Allison, Bat Masterson, Luke Short, Newman Haynes Clanton, John Ringo, William 'Curly Bill' Brocius, David Allen Mather, Patrick Garrett, Henry McCarty 'Billy The Kid', and Martha Jane Canary. Binding is tight. Bookseller Inventory # 014432
Book Description Scenic Art, 1960. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110940188031
Book Description Scenic Art. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0940188031 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2078872