Wild Bill - The Story of James Butler Hickok
Hickok had warned his friend, David Tutt, there'd be trouble if he challenged Hickok. But Tutt called him out anyway, taking careful aim with his pistol. Hickok stood his ground across the plaza, with his pistol drawing a bead on Tutt. Both guns spoke as one, but Tutt lost the fight with Hickok's bullet through his heart. This is the story of Wild Bill Hickok, the man and the legend. More
Wild Bill Hickok was a man of strong character - a colorful and imposing personality with a single-mindedness that made him stand out and attract much attention. Not one of his friends or peers considered him in a bad light, as this quote from his friend Captain Jack Crawford states:
“…Wild Bill had his faults, grievous ones, perhaps… He would get drunk, gamble, and indulge in the general licentiousness characteristic of the border in the early days, yet even when full of the vile libel of the name of whiskey which was dealt over the bars at exorbitant prices, he was gentle as a child, unless aroused to anger by intended insults. He was loyal in his friendship, generous to a fault, and invariably espoused the cause of the weaker against the stronger one in a quarrel.”
A striking and handsome figure, soft-spoken and courteous by nature, easy-going and friendly, he would go out of his way to help a friend in need. But, when roused to anger, and his patience tested, he was a man to be feared, who would meet his foes with overwhelming force, skill and confidence. A fearless and ruthless gunfighter.
Wild Bill - The Story of James Butler Hickok is a true story of the man, the lawman and the fearless gunfighter who made his inevitable and famous mark in the Old West, and passed into legend.
Available ebook formats: