Western eminence Harry Drago provides a range of villainy and heroics from his nearly eighty years of reading in the annals...

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THE LEGEND MAKERS: Tales of the Old-Time Peace Officers and Desperadoes of the Frontier

Western eminence Harry Drago provides a range of villainy and heroics from his nearly eighty years of reading in the annals of the frontier. These are unvarnished portraits of Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the Wild Bunch, and of a dozen equally shark-like fast-draw artists of the six-gun. Drago not only sets the historical scene for the whole panorama stretching from Dodge City to Abilene to Wichita, but gives the minutiae of daffy existence in bars, novelty houses and saloons where life began and often ended. Good? Yup.

Pub Date: Nov. 18, 1974

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dodd, Mead

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1974