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Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Tom Clavin

Narrated By: Johnny Heller

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: February 2019

Duration: 8 hours 52 minutes

Summary:

'[Narrator Johnny Heller] ensures that Western aficionados will enjoy listening to the life of Wild Bill' - AudioFile Magazine

This program includes a bonus interview with the author.

The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City.

In July 1865, 'Wild Bill' Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO-the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West.
James Butler Hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. He crossed paths with General Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi.
Wild Bill also fell in love-multiple times-before marrying the true love of his life, Agnes Lake, the impresario of a traveling circus. He would be buried however, next to fabled frontierswoman Calamity Jane.
Even before his death, Wild Bill became a legend, with fiction sometimes supplanting fact in the stories that surfaced. Once, in a bar in Nebraska, he was confronted by four men, three of whom he killed in the ensuing gunfight. A famous Harper's Magazine article credited Hickok with slaying 10 men that day; by the 1870s, his career-long kill count was up to 100.
The legend of Wild Bill has only grown since his death in 1876, when cowardly Jack McCall famously put a bullet through the back of his head during a card game. Bestselling author Tom Clavin has sifted through years of western lore to bring Hickock fully to life in this rip-roaring, spellbinding true story.

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  • Don C.

    Wow. This has to be the best researched and best told book ever about the old west. My wife and I listened to this because we are fans of the Deadwood series. This book was packed with so much information. Can’t wait to listen to Dodge City.

  • Andy D.

    Very good historical information shared.

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