By Ramon Frederick Adams, Ramon F. Adams
"This massive e-book, by way of a famous bibliographer of the West, is past query the fairest, so much entire and such a lot discovered review of published references to western outlaws to seem until eventually now....It will stand for a few years, good as a rock amid the flooding maelstrom of western fable and legend, pointing up the reality approximately these males of the previous who lived through their wits and their weapons. it is going to be most unlikely for somebody learning that period and such males to take action regardless of this volume."—Los Angeles Times"Adams turns back to the books and histories of the western gunmen and outlaws and significantly examines 425 titles, such a lot of which cost as ’burs’ lower than his saddle. Ramon Adams’ plea is that the writers needs to cease compounding every one other’s blunders into legend. during this ebook, with nice ability and with out malice, he has mentioned prior error. His ebook will be within the crucial luggage of each author on western outlaws and on each library shelf."—American West"The price of this publication to writers and historians of the badman culture can't be over priced, for Adams has changed rumors, myths, and falsehoods with documented old proof. it's a booklet for all conscientious scholars of and writers at the American West; henceforth, any author of ’authentic Western background’ who refuses to examine with Adams may be, because the pass judgement on acknowledged to Billy the child in a single legend, 'hanged via the neck till useless, useless, dead.'"—Southwest assessment
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Abernathy, John R. (Jack). in camp with Theodore Roosevelt. Oklahoma City, Times-Journal, 1933. " None of the members of this gang were what one would call real cowboys, and certainly none of them ever saw the inside of a college. Most could barely spell their own names. " It happens that Bass was killed the day before the one set for the bank robbery; at least it was then that he received his fatal wound. Abernathy also writes that Heck Thomas was an express messenger on a train in Texas when Sam Bass and his gang staged a robbery.
Bill, knowing the desperate character of McCaulas, comprehended the situation and prepared for it. Before the party arrived Bill went into the main part of the house, which was divided into two compartments by a calico partition, with two doors, one opening into a kitchen and the other outdoors. Taking his rifle and navy revolvers he got behind the calico screen, where he could see who entered the other apartment without being seen. As McCaulas appeared at the outside entrance, Bill took deliberate aim with his rifle and shot him.
He leaves the impression that they were going to California and that their conversation on the train continued for some time "until they all stretched out to rest a bit and snore"but Doc and Wyatt did not re-enter the train, nor did they go to California. '" There are many old-timers who would question this statement. A footnote at the end of the chapter says: "The arguments over Tombstone's history are endless. Evidence recently unearthed, for instance, indicates that it may not have been Wyatt Earp who defended Johnny O'Rourke so dramatically, yet there are old-timers who swear it was Wyatt.
Burs Under the Saddle: A Second Look at Books and Histories of the West by Ramon Frederick Adams, Ramon F. Adams