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Dangerous Dan Tucker: New Mexico's Deadly Lawman
Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, and Elfego Baca earned their fame as Southwestern lawmen and have had numerous books written about them. None, however, comes close to Deputy Dan Tucker in meeting the violent life of the frontier head-on. Serving in southwest New Mexico in the 1870s and 80s, Tucker killed, at the least, eight outlaws, wounded several others, and was shot several t ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by High Lonesome Books
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Forgive the author his predilection for exclamation points, and the publisher for some sloppy copy-editing (rife with misemployed apostrophes and typographical errors, and you may find this nonetheless an enjoyable and well-researched history of frontier justice in southern New Mexico, as Bob Alexander expands from the subject of the lesser-known gunfighter Dan Tucker to encompass a dramatic view of life in frontier Deming, Silver City, Shakespeare, and El Paso County.