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Deadly Dozen: Twelve Forgotten Gunfighters of the Old West

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Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday--such are the legendary names that spring to mind when we think of the western gunfighter. But in the American West of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, thousands of grassroots gunfighters straddled both sides of the law without hesitation. Deadly Dozen tells the story of twelve infamous gunfighters, feared in their ...more
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published October 2003)
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C Baker
Deadly Dozen provides 12 mini-biographies of "forgotten gunfighters of the old west." While the writing style is rather bland and the prose a bit tedious, it provides the reader insight into 12 rather interesting characters and insight into gunfighters in the old west.

Several themes emerge through these biographies. First is the borderline morality of all these men. Some were clearly evil criminals, a few of which would be considered serial killers in modern times. Others, even those working as
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