Globe Pequot / TwoDot
Trim: 5¾ x 8¾
978-1-4930-3216-7 • Hardback • October 2018 • $22.95 • (£17.99)
978-1-4930-6376-5 • Paperback • January 2022 • $19.95 • (£14.99)
978-1-4930-3217-4 • eBook • October 2018 • $19.00 • (£14.99)
Subjects: History / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
, History / United States / General
, History / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
Bill Markley is a member of Western Writers of America (WWA) and is a staff writer for WWA’s Roundup magazine. He is a contributor for True West, Wild West, and South Dakota magazines, and he also writes about influential figures of the Old West in his Legendary West book series. He reenacts Civil War infantry and frontier cavalry and has participated in the movies: Dances With Wolves, Son of the Morning Star, Far and Away, Gettysburg and Crazy Horse. Markley and his wife, Liz, live in Pierre, South Dakota, where they raised their two children.
Kellen Cutsforth is a professional writer and is the author of Buffalo Bill, Boozers, Brothels and Bare Knuckle Brawlers: An Englishman’s Journal of Adventure in America (TwoDot: 2015) and Buffalo Bill and the Birth of American Celebrity (TwoDot: 2021). He has also published over 20 articles featured in Wild West magazine, True West magazine, Western Writers of America (WWA) Roundup magazine, and the Denver Posse of Westerners Roundup periodical. Cutsforth lives in Littleton, Colorado.
Was Jesse James a common criminal or a defender of the South? Which side was at fault in the so-called O.K. Corral gunfight? Was Buffalo Bill a legendary figure or a self-created PR character? Bill Markley and Kellen Cutsforth take on those questions and others with a point-counterpoint approach—and let you decide what to believe. . . . It’s a refreshing and appealing take.— Mark Boardman, editor, Tombstone Epitaph
As a history enthusiast and mayor of the Old West town where Wild Bill and Calamity Jane are buried, I enjoyed and learned from this book . . . [especially] from the multiple accounts and perspectives provided by Markley and Cutsforth.— Charles M. Turbiville, former mayor of Deadwood, South Dakota