WESTERN SHERIFFS AND MARSHALS by Thomas Penfield

WESTERN SHERIFFS AND MARSHALS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A sizeable round-up of biographical sketches of famous sheriffs, United States marshals and town marshals who made their marks in western history comes from an anthusiastic student who has covered his subject with a good sense of the drama involved. Included among the 21 entries are the ones who need no introduction- Wyatt Earp, Hickok, Pat Garre who slew Billy the Kid- as well as lesser knowns like Tom Smith who went in to tame Abilene where all others had failed and the notorious Henry Plummer who roused Nevadans to oust him from an office he used for personal gain. Good introductions orient readers as to Western history and life and the duties of the men who had to keep the peace.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1955
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap