Gunfighter

Author: John Wesley Hardin
Publisher: Creation Books
ISBN: 9781840680386
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When outlaw John Wesley Hardin was imprisoned in Texas, this manuscript ended and now remains the only authentic autobiography of a cowboy. After his first murder at the age of 15, Hardin proceeded to live a life on the run, pursued by lynch mobs, bounty hunters, and assassins. He became the archetypal wanted man. A unique and gripping first-person account and seminal document of this period of American history.

The Life of John Wesley Hardin

Author: John Wesley Hardin
Publisher: Badgley Publishing Company
ISBN: 0615580556
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Hero or Villain? John Wesley Hardin, aka "Young Seven Up," "Little Arkansas," "Wes Clemmons" and "J. H. Swain," was a notorious outlaw and gunfighter who killed his first man at age 15 in 1868 and, according to himself, went on to kill over 40 more by the time he was sent to prison at age 25. He served 16 years of a 25 year sentence before being pardoned. While in prison he studied law and after his release managed to pass the Bar exam and took up the occupation of attorney. During the Reconstruction Era in Texas, just after the Civil War, many folks considered him a hero for standing up to the Federal Army of occupation and the State Police, many of whom were former slaves. His first victim was a black man and he went on to kill many more. Others say he was a cold-blooded murderer who killed more for personal reasons and minor disagreements than any other cause. He supposedly shot and killed a man for simply snoring too loud. He always had a reason to justify his killing. He once said, "I never killed a man who didn't need killin!'" This book contains the story of his life and escapades in his own words. Read it and judge for yourself. Originally published in 1896. This book is part of the Historical Collection of Badgley Publishing Company. This book is not an OCR'd or photocopied reproduction. It has been completely recreated from the text of the original book. Original photos and illustrations have been enhanced and other photos and illustrations have been added. The contents from the original book have not been altered except for minor spelling and grammatical errors and only then, when not in conflict with the author's original intent or portrayal. Footnotes and addendums have been made to either enhance the author's subject matter or correct the author's mistaken historical facts. Beware of other publisher's books bearing this title. Amazon has elected to include their reviews on every book of the same or similar title. Badgley Publishing Company produces only quality recreated books, not OCR'd or Photocopied reproductions with missing pages and garbled text. Low rated reviews on this book's Amazon page are reviews applying to other publisher's works.

A Lawless Breed

Author: Chuck Parsons
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574415050
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John Wesley Hardin spread terror in much of Texas in the years following the Civil War as the most wanted fugitive. Hardin left an autobiography in which he detailed many of the troubles of his life. In A Lawless Breed, Parsons and Brown have meticulously examined his claims against available records to determine how much of his life story is true, and how much was only a half truth, or a complete lie.

The Pistoleer

Author: James Carlos Blake
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 080218975X
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Some called him a Texas hero. Some called him the Devil himself. But on one point they all agreed. While he was alive, John Wesley Hardin was the deadliest man in Texas. A novel of uncompromising depth and power from western master James Carlos Blake, called “one of the greatest chroniclers of the mythical American outlaw life” by Entertainment Weekly, The Pistoleer narrates the life of John Wesley Hardin, exposing the many different sides of a man who became a legend. For his forty-two years on this earth, Hardin’s name was synonymous with outlaw. A killer at fifteen, in the next few years he became skilled enough with his pistols to back down Wild Bill Hickock in the street. By the time the law caught up with Hardin when he was twenty-five, he had killed as many as forty men and been shot so many times that, it was said, he carried a pound of lead in his flesh. In jail he became a scholar, studying law books until he won himself freedom, and afterwards he tried to lead an upright life. It was not to be. By the time he was killed in 1895, Hardin was an anachronism—the last true gunfighter of the Old West. With each chapter told from a different character’s perspective, The Pistoleer is a reading experience not to be missed.

John Wesley Hardin

Author: Leon Claire Metz
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806129952
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Thus spoke one lawman about John Wesley Hardin, easily the most feared and fearless of all the gunfighters in the West. Nobody knows the exact number of his victims-perhaps as few as twenty or as many as fifty. In his way of thinking, Hardin never shot a man who did not deserve it. Seeking to gain insight into Hardin’s homicidal mind, Leon Metz describes how Hardin’s bloody career began in post-Civil War Central Texas, when lawlessness and killings were commonplace, and traces his life of violence until his capture and imprisonment in 1878. After numerous unsuccessful escape attempts, Hardin settled down and received a pardon years later in 1895. He wrote an autobiography but did not live to see it published. Within a few months of his release, John Selman gunned him down in an El Paso saloon.

Reflections in Dark Glass

Author: Bruce McGinnis
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 9781574410082
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Reflections in Dark Glass is based on the personal reminiscences of individuals who knew Hardin best. The story reveals relationships and details not found in the existing literature about the life of Hardin, and covers the period from his boyhood to the killing of Deputy Sheriff Charley Webb in 1874, an altercation which brought about Hardin's incarceration 1878 in the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.

The Letters of John Wesley Hardin

Author: John Wesley Hardin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781571686282
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Courtesy special collections Albert B. Alkek Library, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

The Feud That Wasn t

Author: James Smallwood
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603440172
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This study reinforces the interpretation that the Reconstruction actually had been just a continuation of the Civil War in another guise, drawing a composite picture of a group of anti-Reconstruction hoodlums who at various times banded together for criminal purposes.