By Robert K. DeArment
The colourful figures of the western American frontier, the Indian opponents, the mountain males, the outlaws, and the lawmen, were romanticized for greater than 100 years through writers who came upon it more uncomplicated to invent heritage than the study it. "Bat" Masterson used to be one such personality who solid a protracted shadow around the pages of western historical past because it has been normally depicted.
"A legend in his personal time," he used to be referred to as in a tv sequence produced within the 1960's. A legend he has become—one firmly mounted within the renowned mind's eye. yet in his personal time W.B. Masterson used to be a guy, a less-than-perfect creature topic to a similar temptations and vices as his fellows, albeit one that, via situation and inclination, led a thrilling lifestyles in an exhilarating time and position. As buffalo hunter, military scout, peace officer, specialist gambler, sportsman, promoter, and newspaperman, Masterson's profession was once stormy and eventful.
Surprising to many readers may be the account of Masterson's occupation after his peace officer days, in the course of his employment as a activities author and columnist. The gun-toting western peace officer reputed to have killed extra males than Billy the child (not so, says DeArment) spent his final years fortunately in long island urban, writing for a nationally identified newspaper.
This booklet, the made from greater than two decades of analysis, separates truth from fiction to extricate the tale of his lifestyles from the legend that has enmeshed it. it's the such a lot whole biography of Bat Masterson ever written.
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Bat Masterson: The Man and the Legend by Robert K. DeArment