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Wild Bill's Last Trail (Dodo Press)

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Ned Buntline (c. 1821-1886), was a pseudonym of Edward Zane Carroll Judson (E. Z. C. Judson), an American publisher, journalist, writer and publicist best known for his dime novels and the Colt Buntline Special he commissioned from Colt's Manufacturing Company. As a seaman, he fought in the Seminole Wars, though he saw little combat. After four years he resigned, having re ...more
Paperback, 98 pages
Published June 5th 2009 by Dodo Press (first published 2009)
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Perry Whitford
Dime novel by the original mythologiser of the Wild West, with an aging Wild Bill Hickok required to draw his six-shooter ("Truth-Teller I call it. It never speaks without saying something") one last time.

Buntline never liked Hickok after the lawman threatened him when they met, and it sure shows in this fictionalised version of his death in Deadwood. His version of Wild Bill is a drunken reprobate who burns down a woman's house and keeps fainting at the sight of a supposed ghost.

Two characters
Kaj Samuelsson
May 02, 2015 Kaj Samuelsson rated it it was ok
I have always wanted to read a Ned Buntline story since I first heard of them. Now I have read one, and it was not totally up to my expectations. The story as such is not bad, but it does not fit the picture I have of Wild Bill. And about the only correct statement in the book is who killed Wild Bill.
Feb 28, 2013 Ron marked it as to-read
Just read a bit. Something that I will read from time to time.
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