They Called Him Wild Bill

They Called Him Wild Bill

Additional, rare photographs of Wild Bill are published here for the first time. The results of Rosa’s additional research make this second edition the best biography of Wild Bill likely to be written for years to come.

Author: Joseph G. Rosa

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806179544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 399

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His contemporaries called him Wild Bill, and newspapermen and others made him a legend in his own time. Among western characters only General George Armstrong Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody are as readily recognized by the general public. In writing this biography, Joseph G. Rosa has expressed the hope that "Hickok emerges as a man and not a legend." For this comprehensive revision of his earlier biography of Wild Bill the author was allowed to work from newly available materials in the possession of the Hickok family. He also discovered new material pertaining to Wild Bill’s Civil War exploits and his service as a marshal and found the pardon file of his murderer, John McCall. Additional, rare photographs of Wild Bill are published here for the first time. The results of Rosa’s additional research make this second edition the best biography of Wild Bill likely to be written for years to come.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

They Called Him Wild Bill

They Called Him Wild Bill

30 It is noteworthy that Dawson refers to him only as “Wild Bill” in his 1912 account, indicating that no one had ever mentioned Hickok's being known as ...

Author: Joseph G. Rosa

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806188621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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His contemporaries called him Wild Bill, and newspapermen and others made him a legend in his own time. Among western characters only General George Armstrong Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody are as readily recognized by the general public. In writing this biography, Joseph G. Rosa has expressed the hope that "Hickok emerges as a man and not a legend." For this comprehensive revision of his earlier biography of Wild Bill the author was allowed to work from newly available materials in the possession of the Hickok family. He also discovered new material pertaining to Wild Bill’s Civil War exploits and his service as a marshal and found the pardon file of his murderer, John McCall. Additional, rare photographs of Wild Bill are published here for the first time. The results of Rosa’s additional research make this second edition the best biography of Wild Bill likely to be written for years to come.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wild Bill Hickok Gunfighter

Wild Bill Hickok  Gunfighter

His peers referred to his reflexes as “phenomenal” and to his skill with a pistol as “miraculous.” In Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter, Joseph G. Rosa, the world’s foremost authority on Hickok, provides an informative examination of ...

Author: Joseph G. Rosa

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806180427

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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“James Butler Hickok, generally called ‘Wild Bill,’ epitomized the archetypal gunfighter, that half-man, half-myth that became the heir to the mystique of the duelist when that method of resolving differences waned. . . . Easy access to a gun and whiskey coupled with gambling was the cause of most gunfights--few of which bore any resemblance to the gentlemanly duel of earlier times. . . . Hickok’s gunfights were unusual in that most of them were ‘fair’ fights, not just killings resulting from rage, jealousy over a woman, or drunkenness. And, the majority of his encounters were in his role as lawman or as an individual upholding the law.”--from Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok (1837–1876) was a Civil War spy and scout, Indian fighter, gambler, and peace officer. He was also one of the greatest gunfighters in the West. His peers referred to his reflexes as “phenomenal” and to his skill with a pistol as “miraculous.” In Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter, Joseph G. Rosa, the world’s foremost authority on Hickok, provides an informative examination of Hickok’s many gunfights. Rosa describes the types of guns used by Hickok and illustrates his use of the plains’ style of “quick draw,” as well as examining other elements of the Hickok legend. He even reconsiders the infamous “dead man’s hand” allegedly held by Hickok when he was shot to death at age thirty-nine while playing poker. Numerous photographs and drawings accompany Rosa’s down-to-earth text.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wild Bill Hickok Calamity Jane

Wild Bill Hickok   Calamity Jane

Chronicles the lives of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, describing their legendary relationship and how novelists, journalists, and movie makers portrayed them.

Author: James D. McLaird

Publisher: South Dakota State Hist Society

ISBN: 9780977795598

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 174

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Chronicles the lives of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, describing their legendary relationship and how novelists, journalists, and movie makers portrayed them.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The West of Wild Bill Hickok

The West of Wild Bill Hickok

This book, a companion volume to Joseph Rosa’s exhaustive biography, They Called Him Wild Bill, reproduces in one volume nearly all the known portraits of Wild Bill, together with photographs of his family, his friends, his foes, and the ...

Author: Joseph G. Rosa

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806126809

Category: History

Page: 202

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Of all the Old West figures whose images eventually found their way into our popular culture, none was better known than Wild Bill Hickok. This book, a companion volume to Joseph Rosa’s exhaustive biography, They Called Him Wild Bill, reproduces in one volume nearly all the known portraits of Wild Bill, together with photographs of his family, his friends, his foes, and the places that knew him.
Categories: History

Age of the Gunfighter

Age of the Gunfighter

Telling the story of every major gunfighter, peace officer, and outlaw of the West, Rosa places them within the context of a violent frontier and the coming of law and order.

Author: Joseph G. Rosa

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806127619

Category: History

Page: 192

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Joseph G. Rosa's vivid and expertly written tale of this violent time combines contemporary accounts with meticulous historical research and an unjaundiced appraisal of the facts. Telling the story of every major gunfighter, peace officer, and outlaw of the West, Rosa places them within the context of a violent frontier and the coming of law and order. Complementing the text are twenty-seven outstanding color spreads featuring firearms from the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum (Los Angeles) and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody). Many of the spreads contain guns owned and used by such well-known individuals as Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin, Frank James, and Harvey Logan.
Categories: History

No Duty to Retreat

No Duty to Retreat

Truman's maternal grandmother and his mother reared the future president on stories of these depredations. ... Rosa, They Called Him Wild Bill, chap.

Author: Richard Maxwell Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198021437

Category: History

Page: 280

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In 1865, Wild Bill Hickok killed Dave Tutt in a Missouri public square in the West's first notable "walkdown." One hundred and twenty-nine years later, Bernhard Goetz shot four threatening young men in a New York subway car. Apart from gunfire, what could the two events possibly have in common? Goetz, writes Richard Maxwell Brown, was acquitted of wrongdoing in the spirit of a uniquely American view of self-defense, a view forged in frontier gunfights like Hickok's. When faced with a deadly threat, we have the right to stand our ground and fight. We have no duty to retreat. No Duty to Retreat offers an engrossing account of how this idea of self-defense emerged, focusing in particular on the gunfights of the frontier and their impact on our legal traditions. The right to stand one's ground, Brown tells us, appeared relatively recently. Under English common law, the threatened party had a legal duty to retreat "to the wall" before fighting back. But from the nineteenth century on, such authorities as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes rejected this doctrine as unsuited to both the American mind and the age of firearms. Brown sketches the influence of frontier violence, demonstrating the tremendous impact of the famous gunmen and the prevalence of what he calls "grassroots gunfighters"--unsung men who resorted to their guns at a moment's notice. These duels, ambushes, and firefights, he writes, were more than personal vendettas: They were part of a "Western Civil War of Incorporation," pitting gunmen--usually Republicans and Unionists, who sided with the expanding banks, railroads, and businesses--against cowboys and independent farmers, who were often Democrats sympathizing with the Confederacy. Brown examines the gunfight near the O.K. Corral in this light, showing how it was a climax of tensions between Tombstone's Republican businessmen (represented by Wyatt Earp) and the county's cowboys (led by the Clantons and McLaurys). He also looks at such lesser-known battles as the Mussel Slough war, in which resisting farmers, imbued with the no-retreat ethic, fought for their independent lifestyle against encroaching rail barons. This Civil War of Incorporation fed the violence of the West and reinforced the legal doctrine of "no duty to retreat." The frontier days are long past, but Brown shows how the ethic of no retreat continues to shape everything from our entertainment to our foreign policy (including President Bush's "line drawn in the sand") to our politics to cases like that of Bernhard Goetz. Though challenged as never before by the values of peace and social activism, it remains a central theme in American thought and character.
Categories: History

Agnes Lake Hickok

Agnes Lake Hickok

Cheyenne Daily Sun , 8 March 1876 ; Rosa , They Called Him Wild Bill , 238 . 63. Omaha ( Neb . ) Daily Bee , 31 March 1876 ; Rosa , They Called Him Wild ...

Author: Linda A. Fisher

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079163633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

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equestrian career." "This account of a remarkable woman cuts through fictions about Agnes's life, including her own embellishments, to uncover her true story. Rich in detail culled from deep research in local newspapers, census records, and personal archives, the book offers compelling depictions of nineteenth-century circus life with all its hazards and challenges. Numerous illustrations, including rare photographs and circus memorabilia, bring Agnes's world to life." --Book Jacket.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Heroes of the Plains Or Lives and Wonderful Adventures of Wild Bill Buffalo Bill Kit Carson Capt Payne Capt Jack Texas Jack California Joe and Other Celebrated Indian Fighters Scouts Hunters and Guides

Heroes of the Plains  Or  Lives and Wonderful Adventures of Wild Bill  Buffalo Bill  Kit Carson  Capt  Payne  Capt  Jack  Texas Jack  California Joe  and Other Celebrated Indian Fighters  Scouts  Hunters and Guides

Under the sod in the land of gold We have laid the fearless Bill ; We called him Wild , yet a little child Could bend his iron will .

Author: James William Buel

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175030527041

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 548

View: 984

Categories: Frontier and pioneer life

Cultural Dynamics

Cultural Dynamics

Toronto and Oxford: Dundurn Press. Rosa, Josephy G. (1964) They Called Him Wild Bill: The Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickock.

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ISBN: UCAL:B4965553

Category: Culture

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An international journal for the study of processes and temporality of culture.
Categories: Culture

The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter

Introduces some of the gunfighting legends of the West, both criminals and law officials, and attempts to explore the realism of accounts of their feats

Author: Joseph G. Rosa

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806115610

Category: History

Page: 246

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Introduces some of the gunfighting legends of the West, both criminals and law officials, and attempts to explore the realism of accounts of their feats
Categories: History

South Dakota History

South Dakota History

... F. Heinzman 14 : 257-58 , 17 : 235-36 , 238 , 20 : 310n19 , 21:46 , and ... 24 : 99-114 Terrace Park , 19 : 175 They Called Him Wild Bill , 22 : 191 ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210024608109

Category: South Dakota

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Categories: South Dakota

Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography P Z

Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography  P Z

FRONTIER BIOGRAPHY WEICHEL 1527 G. Rosa , They Called Him Wild Bill . Norman , 1974 ; Blaine Burkey , Wild Bill Hickok : The Law in Hays City .

Author: Dan L. Thrapp

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803294204

Category: History

Page: 1698

View: 562

Includes biographical information on 4,500 individuals associated with the frontier
Categories: History

America History and Life

America  History and Life

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ISBN: UVA:X030526354

Category: Canada

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Vols. 11-25 issued in parts: America, history and life. Part A, Article abstracts and citations; America history and life. Part B, Index to book reviews; America, history and life. Part C, American history bibliography, books, articles and dissertations; and America, history and life. Part D, Annual index.
Categories: Canada

Triggernometry

Triggernometry

London : Arms and Armour Press , 1985 . They Called Him Wild Bill : The Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok . Norman : Univ . of Oklahoma Press ...

Author: Eugene Cunningham

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806128372

Category: History

Page: 446

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Interviews, and writing. Cunningham examines the evidence and breaks down the myths surrounding the exploits of Wild Bill Hickok, for example, preferring instead to find the living, breathing human behind the legend. His final chapter, "Triggernometry," remains a fascinating discussion of the gunfighters' expertise with the fast draw, the "road-agent's spin," pistol fanning, the "border shift," "rolling" and "pinwheeling," and the use of various holsters and harnesses.
Categories: History

Popular Culture and Law

Popular Culture and Law

JOSEPH G. ROSA, THEY CALLED HIM WILD BILL: THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JAMES BUTLER HICKOK 76 (2d ed., rev. ed. 1974). 20. See TEFERTILLER, supra note 18, ...

Author: RichardK. Sherwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351553711

Category: Law

Page: 612

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What are the consequences when law's stories and images migrate from the courtroom to the court of public opinion and from movie, television and computer screens back to electronic monitors inside the courtroom itself? What happens when lawyers and public relations experts market notorious legal cases and controversial policy issues as if they were just another commodity? What is the appropriate relationship between law and digital culture in virtual worlds on the Internet? In addressing these cutting edge issues, the essays in this volume shed new light on the current status and future fate of law, truth and justice in our time.
Categories: Law