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John Ringo: the Gunfighter Who Never Was

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John Ringo: the Gunfighter Who Never Was by Jack Burrows
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He was the deadliest gun in the West. Or was he? Ringo: the very name has come to represent the archetypal Western gunfighter and has spawned any number of fictitious characters laying claim to authenticity. John Ringo's place in western lore is not without basis: he rode with outlaw gangs for thirteen of his thirty-two years, participated in Texas's Hoodoo War, and was part of the faction that opposed the Earp brothers in Tombstone, Arizona. Yet his life remains as mysterious as his grave, a bouldered cairn under a five-stemmed blackjack oak. Western historian Jack Burrows now challenges popular views of Ringo in this first full-length treatment of the myth and the man. Based on twenty years of research into historical archives and interviews with Ringo's family, it cuts through the misconceptions and legends to show just what kind of man Ringo really was.
Release date Australia
March 15th, 1996
Author
Pages
242
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of Arizona Press
Dimensions
156x230x19
ISBN-13
9780816516483
Product ID
4114176

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