Friday, January 01, 2010

Five books about the wild west

From the Barnes & Noble Review list of five books on the wild west:
Draw: The Greatest Gunfights of the American West
by James Reasoner

Novelist Reasoner (Appomatox) works in reverse and undertakes an extraction of all the legendary gunfighters of the Wild West -- Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, and Bat Masterson, to name just a few -- from the dime-store novels and cheap movies that obscure their true careers. Draw places these surprisingly complex figures back into history, holding each pistolero and shootout up to an unforgiving and mesmerizing light.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue