Wildest Lives of the Wild West

America through the Words of Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid, and Other Famous Westerners

Book Description

By and about the greatest celebrities of the Wild West, these are the stories of their adventures told in their own words through excerpts from autobiographies, articles they wrote, newspaper interviews, private journals, personal letters, and court testimony. These glimpses into the worlds of these legendary figures as they describe their own personal experiences, impressions, what life in the Wild West was like, reveal the roles they played in notable events in American history.

About Stephens, John Richard

John Richard Stephens began writing books in 1987. Prior to becoming an author, he held a wide variety of occupations ranging from work as a psychiatric counselor in two hospitals to being an intelligence officer and squadron commander in the U.S. Air Force. John has had twenty-one books published so far, including Wildest Lives of the Frontier: America through the Words of Jesse James, George Armstrong Custer, and Other Famous Westerners, Gold: First-Hand Accounts from the Rush that Shaped the West (both by TwoDot), Commanding the Storm (Lyons Press), Weird History 101, and Wyatt Earp Speaks.