More Tales Behind the Tombstones

More Deaths and Burials of the Old West's Most Nefarious Outlaws, Notorious Women, and Celebrated Lawmen

Book Description

More Tales Behind the Tombstones tells the stories behind the deaths (or supposed deaths) and burials of even more of the Old West's most nefarious outlaws, notorious women, and celebrated lawmen. Readers will learn the stories behind these legendary characters and visit the sites of tombs long forgotten while legends have lived on.

Read about the lives (and deaths) of fearless, famous lawmen such as Bass Reeves, Chalk Beeson, Bill Tilghman, and Pat Garrett; learn about the dauntless women who blazed new paths for their sex in medicine, journalism, entertainment, and voting rights; and discover the intriguing facts and myths that continue to circulate about these and other infamous characters long after their grave markers have become worn down or simply lost to time.

About Enss, Chris

New York Times bestselling author who has been writing about characters of the Old West for more than a dozen years. She has penned more than thirty published books on the subject. Her book Object Matrimony: The Risky Business of Mail Order Matchmakingon the Western Frontier (by Globe Pequot Press) won the Elmer Kelton Award for best non-fiction book of 2013. Another recent Enss title, Sam Sixkiller: Frontier Cherokee Lawman (also by Globe Pequot Press), was named Outstanding Book on Oklahoma History by the Oklahoma Historical Society. Enss also has received the Spirit of the West Alive award, cosponsored by the Wild West Gazette, celebrating her efforts to keep the spirit of the Old West alive for future generations.