By Ramon Frederick Adams, Ramon F. Adams
"This gigantic e-book, by way of a famous bibliographer of the West, is past query the fairest, such a lot whole and such a lot discovered evaluate of revealed references to western outlaws to seem until eventually now....It will stand for a few years, strong as a rock amid the flooding maelstrom of western fantasy and legend, pointing up the reality approximately these males of the earlier who lived by means of their wits and their weapons. will probably be most unlikely for a person learning that period and such males to take action irrespective 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 expense as ’burs’ less than his saddle. Ramon Adams’ plea is that the writers needs to cease compounding each one other’s error into legend. during this publication, with nice ability and with no malice, he has mentioned earlier errors. His booklet will be within the crucial luggage of each author on western outlaws and on each library shelf."—American West"The price of this booklet to writers and historians of the badman culture can't be over priced, for Adams has changed rumors, myths, and falsehoods with documented ancient proof. it's a ebook for all conscientious scholars of and writers at the American West; henceforth, any author of ’authentic Western historical past’ who refuses to envision with Adams may be, because the pass judgement on stated to Billy the child in a single legend, 'hanged through the neck till useless, useless, dead.'"—Southwest evaluate
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Abbott's knowledge of outlaws, like that of most old-timers, is evidently from hearsay. He says that Sam Bass was his father's wagon boss before he went to Texas. This statement could not be correct because Bass went directly to Texas from Rosedale, Mississippi, when he was in his late teens and was inexperienced in cow work. On page 10 the author writes: "Sam Bass was my father's wagon boss. He wasn't an outlaw thenjust a nice, young, quiet fellow. He was with us most of the winter, but in March, '72, after the winter broke, he rode to Lincoln, where he bought a new rope, having broke his, pulling bogged cattle.
At the beginning of Chapter IV she states that Wyatt Earp arrived in Tombstone in 1870 instead of 1879; however, this could be a typographical error. " Virgil and his wife, Allie, were the first to arrive in Arizona, having come overland by wagon to Prescott before the other Earps left Dodge City. James and Wyatt accompanied Virgil to Tombstone from Prescott. In writing of Wyatt's tenure of office as marshal at Dodge, she writes that "while marshal in Dodge, Earp earned a thousand dollars in only one month in fees collected by arresting cowboys at only two and a half dollars an arrest.
Then, Sheriff Owens shot the other boys down, with little or no chance for them to protect themselves.... Down through the years there has been much conjecture as to why Commodore P. " This account is entirely different from that of eyewitnesses such as Will C. Barnes. Cooper was at the head of a gang of horse thieves, and Sheriff Owens had orders to get him or resign. Cooper met the sheriff at the door with a gun in his hand, and Owens shot him. He killed the other gang members while they were shooting at him.
Burs Under the Saddle: A Second Look at Books and Histories of the West by Ramon Frederick Adams, Ramon F. Adams