True stories of the lawless West by a man well known for his western fiction. Here is the source material, drawn from actual records in Arizona, Texas, California, Montana, Colorado, Nevada, the Northwest and Oklahoma. The old familiars are there, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, and others. There are stage coach holdups, cattle thieves, bank robbers, hired gunmen, train robbers. And there are the agencies for peace, some of which ran amuck themselves -- rangers, vigilantes, peace marshals. It is grand entertainment -- now that it is past -- surely popular with men readers.