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"Hollister was a private in the First Regiment of Colorado Volunteers which fought the New Mexican campaign against the invading Texan troops in March, 1862. This book might have been a dry recital of facts. Fortunately Hollister was not only an educated man but natural writer who brought to his task imagination, a deep human interest, and a careful reporter's news sense. Here is no grandfather's tale but a narrative so live that it might have taken place yesterday. Here is history that echoes with thrilling adventure.Hollister, hardened, realistic soldier-author, seemed to know, as he made daily entries in his diary, that his on-the-spot reportage of the rawhide passions and broadrange loyalties, the hearty campfire humor and the grim punishment of forced winter marches, the ignoble details of life as he saw it in a fighting man's era, must be set down for all of us who were to come after his rugged breed.The true importance of the campaign between the Coloradans and the Texans goes far beyond a local effect. It was one of the decisive struggles of the Civil War. If Sibley's seasoned Texas Brigade had won, they surely would have dominated the West and its resources. They would have seized the defenseless gold mines which were the potential treasure cache of the armies of the North. The war might have been prolonged indefinitely."-William MacLeod Raine
"I'll kill Wilson McCann on sight!" Matt Stark's words were fair warning that the feud between Circle Cross and the Flying VY had erupted in violence. Now the riders for both spreads would travel the hills fully armed. They would shoot it out whenever their trails crossed. And for McCann and Stark it was a double sentence of death. For, as big as Arizona was, only one of them would go on living in it.
This in-depth collection, unchanged since the 1940s, tells of the most legendary heroes and villains of the Old West. Get swept back to a time when sheriffs did their best to keep order in a lawless land. Read about the likes of Tom Horn, the "Apache Kid," "Bucky" O'Neill, Tom Nickson, and many more!Famous Sheriffs and Western Outlaws is a classic for everyone interested in history and what is was like in the Old West. The detail of every story grabs the attention of the reader and doesn't let go. Learn the early stories of famous foes like Billy the Kid and what he was like from both a personal and business standpoint. If you like stories of heroes and the people who tried to take them down, then you are in for a wild ride.Novelist William MacLeod Raine recalls standoffs, shootouts, rowdy saloons, brave men who protected innocent townspeople, and villains who put the "wild" in Wild West. Famous Sheriffs and Western Outlaws is a sure shot for anyone interested in the history and romance of the Old West.
Another barnstorming Western adventure from the prolific pen of William MacLeod Raine.Bob Lee, Youthful cowboy, on the JAB ranch in the Indian Territory before Oklahoma became a state, arouses the enmity of a territory bootlegger by pouring out his stock at a nations barn dance at Cale Station. He gets deeper into a death-threatening situation by protecting his boss' daughter, Willie May Broderick, from dancing with a bleary-eyed member of the Hickory gang, law-flouting ex-Texans who had recently come into the region. Cleburn Hightower, full-blooded Choctaw Indian and close friend of Bob Lee, further complicates the set-up.
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