Bud Ballew

Legendary Oklahoma Lawman

Book Description

The Dust Bowl era of Oklahoma was still very much the Wild West, and Bud Ballew was its most controversial and effective deputy sheriff. He spent a decade chasing criminals, making daily appearances in newspapers, and proving his determination and finesse with a revolver. Bud Ballew participated in more gun battles than Wyatt Earp and killed more men than Billy the Kid. Bud Ballew's story comes to life in a riveting biography set in the early days of gritty Oklahoma (celebrating its state centennial this year), with never-before-published black-and-white photos as well as archival news stories.

About Mcinnes, Elmer

Elmer McInnes has long been considered an expert on the Old West's most famous, infamous, and fascinating characters. His research and writing has covered the gamut of characters from the business partner of Wyatt Earp to outlaw Con Murphy. He lives with his wife, Lauretta Ritchie-McInnes, research assistant for this book, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.