The Life of John Wesley Hardin

Author: John Wesley Hardin
Publisher: Conestoga Books via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1387806920
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John Wesley Hardin was the only Wild West outlaw to write his autobiography. This new 2018 edition of his prison-penned memoirs includes an introduction and footnotes by author and translator Damian Stevenson ('On the Shortness of Life') which help shed light on this most enigmatic of Old West legends.

Reflections in Dark Glass

Author: Bruce McGinnis
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 9781574410082
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Life of John Wesley Hardin Classic Reprint

Author: John Wesley Hardin
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781528570428
Format: PDF, ePub
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Excerpt from The Life of John Wesley Hardin The bold lines of his handwriting. Brave, reckless and dar ing he certainly was, and he loved his wife and children with. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Gunfighter

Author: John Wesley Hardin
Publisher: Creation Books
ISBN: 9781840680386
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 As Written by Himself

Author: John Wesley Hardin
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781496167217
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Life of John Wesley Hardin, As Written by Himself is an autobiography by the famous outlaw. After the early 19th century saw the glorification of frontier folk heroes like Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, a new breed of folk icons inhabited the Wild West, and one of the most notorious and controversial of them all is John Wesley Hardin, still regarded today as Texas' most deadly gunfighter and most famous outlaw. Outlaws like Jesse James and Billy the Kid robbed and fought their way into dime novels, but Hardin managed to write his own way in, all while his encounters with the law in the South during Reconstruction made him a hero of sorts among Southerners. Hardin managed a stint in prison, claimed to have killed dozens of men, had an encounter with Wild Bill Hickok, and was even alleged to have killed a man because he was snoring. Despite all that activity, Hardin also managed to write an autobiography of his life, a unique feat among most outlaws of the era, who were too busy merely trying to avoid justice and/or death. Of course, Hardin's claims in the autobiography have also been subjected to much scrutiny by historians, even as his reputation and legacy were hardened by his life and notorious death. While he had several documented and well-known brushes with the law and other famous Westerners, historians still attempt to sort out the facts from the legends.

Pistolero

Author: James Carlos Blake
Publisher:
ISBN: 3954380560
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John Wesley Hardin war ein mutiger Mann, der seine Waffe auf jene Soldaten richtete, die in den dunklen Tagen nach dem Bürgerkrieg in ganz Texas wüteten. Schon als junger Bursche hat er gegen das Unrecht gekämpft. Und als die verdammte State Police unschuldige Leute tyrannisierte, hat er ihnen da nicht die Hölle heißgemacht? Hat er sie nicht eigenhändig aus Gonzales County vertrieben? Sicher, er hat Männer umgebracht, viele Männer - aber nur Männer, die versucht haben, ihn zu töten! Selbstverteidigung ist das oberste Gesetz des Lebens, das weiß jeder. Und Hardin hat nichts anderes getan, als nach diesem Gesetz zu leben. Wer würde nicht dasselbe tun, wenn er nur den Mut und die Fähigkeiten dazu hätte? So sagten die einen. Die anderen sagten, er sei von Natur aus rebellisch gewesen, ein schwarzes Schaf. Nein, schlimmer - viel schlimmer. Von Grund auf böse. Ein geborener Killer. Eine gewalttätige Seele, beherrscht vom Stolz, der schlimmsten aller Todsünden. Seinen mörderischen Taten noble Absichten zu unterstellen hieße, Teufelshörnern einen Heiligenschein aufzusetzen ...

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.

The Pistoleer

Author: James Carlos Blake
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 080218975X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

A Lawless Breed

Author: Chuck Parsons
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574415050
Format: PDF
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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 Letters of John Wesley Hardin

Author: John Wesley Hardin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781571686220
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Courtesy special collections Albert B. Alkek Library, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.