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Myths and Mysteries of the Old West

Second Edition

Michael Rutter

How much of what we know about the history of the Old West is true? In this new book, author Michael Rutter looks at the legend and lore behind such notorious figures as Billy the Kid and Calamity Jane and the stories of famous gun fights and battles, telling what really happened. Truth may be stranger than fiction, but these 12 legends stand up to scrutiny, and this book will be a must-read for all western history buffs.
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Globe Pequot Press / TwoDot
Pages: 176Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4930-2828-3 • Paperback • April 2017 • $16.95 • (£10.95)
978-1-4930-2829-0 • eBook • April 2017 • $15.99 • (£10.95)
Michael Rutter is a freelance writer who lives in Orem, Utah, with his wife, Shari, and two children. He is the author of more than 35 books. When not traveling or writing, he teaches English at Brigham Young University. His passion is the American West.
(1) Introduction (2) The Lost Cities of Cibola (3) The Battle of Adobe Walls (4) John Colter (5) The California Gold Rush (6) The Mountain Meadows Massacre (7) George Armstrong Custer (8) Sitting Bull (9) Comanche (10) James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (11) Calamity Jane (12) Billy the Kid (13) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (14) Buffalo: The Extermination Order (15) Grizzly Bears: Beyond the Tall Tale (16) Bibliography (17) Index (17) About the Author