The True Story Of Kill Or Be Killed In The Real Old West: The Recollections And Personal Photos Of Gunfighter And Lawman Frank “Pistol Pete” Eaton


CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Who was he? his name was frank eaton, but he was known simply as: "Pistol Pete" Don't be surprised if you've never heard of 'em because you won’t find his name in any of today's western history encyclopedias or glorified in movies or on TV. Or the singing cowboy with the white hat rescues the schoolmarm.

This memoir is not the hollywood or tv mythical version of the Old West where a guy wearing a black mask firing silver bullets shoots the guns out of the bad guys hands. Pistol pete's" memoir is a unique, detailed, one-of-a-kind, handbook that vividly describes how he survived all the years he lived to be 97 years old when other gunfighters of the time met their demise in their teens or early 20’s of face-down-in-the-street gunfights and shootouts where the odds of him walking away alive were slim because the deadly outcome was sure to be: “One of us will be slinging hash in hell tomorrow.

The True Story Of Kill Or Be Killed In The Real Old West: The Recollections And Personal Photos Of Gunfighter And Lawman Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton - It's a one-of-a-kind story, it's all true and it's only found in the 306 pages including 23 personal photos of : THE TRUE STORY OF KILL OR BE KILLED IN THE REAL OLD WEST. Long forgotten memoir by one of the most feared yet virtually unknown today1870’s old west gunfighter, hired gun regulator and lawman discovered hidden away in an old stage coach trunk in an abandoned barn near of all places - - DISNEY WORLD IN MODERN DAY FLORIDA.

Marshal becoming one of the youngest - if not the youngest -- lawman in Old West history. But make no mistake about it - -he was one of the most feared men of his time to ever buckle on a gun rig. At just 15 years old "pistol pete" had mastered a thumbed, two-gun, high hip, cross-draw so lightening fast he gained the reputation as: "The boy who packed the truest and fastest guns in Indian Territory.

At age 17 he got his commission as a Deputy U.

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My Sixty Years on the Plains: Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting


CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - In writing this book the author had only one end in view, that of relating in a simple way his experiences as a mountaineer. In these days, when such experiences are fast becoming a thing of the past, the story is of special interest.

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Crow Killer, New Edition: The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson


Indiana University Press - Standing 6’2" in his stocking feet and weighing nearly 250 pounds, he was a mountain man among mountain men, one of the toughest customers on the western frontier. He vowed vengeance against an entire Indian tribe. Crow killer tells of that one-man, decades-long war to avenge his beloved. Whether seen as a realistic glimpse of a long ago, fierce frontier world, or as a mythic retelling of the many tales spun around and by Johnson, Crow Killer is unforgettable.

Bender and a glossary of Indian tribes. The movie jeremiah Johnson introduced millions to the legendary mountain man, John Johnson. This new edition, redesigned for the first time, features an introduction by western frontier expert Nathan E. The real johnson was a far cry from the Redford version. As the story goes, one morning in 1847 johnson returned to his Rocky Mountain trapper’s cabin to find the remains of his murdered Indian wife and her unborn child.

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Shot All to Hell: Bad Ass Outlaws, Gunfighters, and Law Men of the Old West


CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Bat masterson knew better than most of his contemporaries that the majority of what was written about the old west was little more than rattlesnake piss and bat guano. He said, "nerve was the quality that marked the great gunfighters. Perhaps more telling is what Masterson suggested was the "secret sauce" that made the big-name gunfighters so fast.

We used to file the notch of the hammer till the trigger would pull 'sweet' which is another way of saying that the blame gun would pretty near go off if you looked at it. But, "the real gunfighters did not file the notches off. They carried one gun in their hip-holster, and another "swung under the armpit.

Shot All to Hell: Bad Ass Outlaws, Gunfighters, and Law Men of the Old West - It let them "draw on an adversary while he was waiting for the familiar motion toward the hip. Here are the real stories of 23 outlaws, gunfighters, and lawmen. The truth may surprise you.

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Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians


Independently published - This is an engaging read. German life "lehmann's true-life story features suspense and excitement that surpass even the skill of the most imaginative fiction writer. Books of the southwest herman lehmann june 5, 1859 – February 2, 1932 was captured as a child by Native Americans. The phenomenon of a "white boy" raised by "Indians" made him a notable figure in the United States.

. Peppered with various escape attempts, Lehmann’s recollections are fresh and exciting in spite of the years past. He published his autobiography, Nine Years Among the Indians in 1927. Lehmann provides us with a fascinating look at Apache, and later, Comanche culture. His memoir, fast-paced and compelling, tells of his arduous initial years with the Apache as he underwent a sometimes torturous initiation into Indian life.

Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians - He lived first among the Apache and then the Comanche but eventually returned to his family later on in his life. After a few years, lehmann became completely integrated into the warrior life, joining in on raids throughout the South-West and Mexico. One of the values of Lehmann's book is its no-holds-barred, unapologetic tone.

Rocky mountain news as a young child, Herman Lehmann was captured by a band of plundering Apache Indians and remained with them for nine years.

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Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier: Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Luke Short and Others


Dover Publications - A legendary lawman, buffalo hunter, kansas, and newspaper columnist, Indian fighter, Bat Masterson served as sheriff of Ford County, ruled Dodge City, and became an eyewitness to the heyday of the Old West's most notorious outlaws. First published as a series of magazine articles in 1907, these life-and-death dramas introduce you to some of the most famous gunfighters America has ever known.

The roundup includes wyatt earp, a mean-tempered dentist who loved poker and moonshine — and found trouble wherever he traveled; ben Thompson, who had a reputation for courage and calm, who started out as a gambler and ended up a Shakespeare-quoting gentleman; and Bill Tilghman, but went on the warpath when one of his five brothers was killed by stagecoach robbers; Doc Holliday, a slightly built man with nerves of steel, a fearless gunman who served in the Civil War and was determined to continue fighting after the last battle ended; Luke Short, who captured some of the West's most desperate criminals.

Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier: Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Luke Short and Others - His thrilling collection of mini-biographies reveals fascinating details about a host of legendary gunslingers, cattle rustlers, painting a vivid portrait of a world of sharpshooters, and frontier justice. Illustrated with forty-eight rare 19th-century photos, these colorful accounts will appeal to anyone with a love of Western lore.

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True Tales and Amazing Legends of the Old West: From True West Magazine


Clarkson Potter - Whether you’re a history buff, or simply someone who is fascinated by the characters of America’s early years, an Old West devotee, these timeless tales and photographs epitomize the legendary spirit of what it meant to settle the West. Also here are lesser-known figures whose stories were pivotal to shaping the culture of the era, such as European conquistador Francisco Coronado, rancher “Black Billy” Hill, and fearless lawman Orlando “Rube” Robbins.

. Since 1953, giving the men and women who settled there accurate voices, True West magazine has been devoted to celebrating the West’s true colors, exploring every triumph and tragedy of their time—and exposing every vice and virtue. True tales and amazing legends of the old west commemorates these unforgettable cowboys, Indians, and city slickers through a mix of classic histories and brand-new narratives, all illustrated with photographs—many reproduced here for the first time—of the people and places that gave rise to America’s Western mythology.

True Tales and Amazing Legends of the Old West: From True West Magazine - With twenty-six stories that blend fact with folklore, butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Pancho Villa, Wild Bill Hickok, including Sacagawea, Davy Crockett, this collection abounds with accounts of the famous and the infamous, and Wyatt Earp. Much has been written about the west—most of it clouded by exaggeration and fabrication.

Other tales recount the wide open plains, drama, mayhem, lawlessness, and promise embodied in the Old West.

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Six Years With the Texas Rangers: 1875-1881


Independently published - Six years with the texas rangers is a fascinating account of one Ranger’s life attempting to maintain law and order on the Texan frontier. This book was published in 1921 and he died in 1937. He met and fought against some of the most infamous criminals of his day, from Sam Bass and his train robber gang to the Horrell Brothers and the outlaw Dick Dublin.

He joined company D of the Texas Rangers at the age of just seventeen. At points the rangers would even be drawn across the border into Mexico in order implement justice against those who had attempted to escape. Texas in the nineteenth century was a dangerous place. Combines all the excitement of a western yellowback with the genuineness of a first-hand document" Saturday Review After James Gillett left the Texan Rangers he worked as a Deputy Marshal, Marshal, and later cattle rancher.

Six Years With the Texas Rangers: 1875-1881 - . For the next six years he would be combatting horse thieves and murderers, fighting in the Mason County War, capturing vigilantes and providing law and order for the towns. The texas rangers were there to keep people safe. James gillett joined the rangers in 1875 with the task of repressing domestic foes of this frontier region where banditry flourished and crimes of violence were committed with appalling frequency.

That is not to say that gillett only fought against domestic criminals, particularly the Apaches, who were raiding, he was frequently called to combat dangerous Native Americans, threatening or stealing from Texan inhabitants.

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Three Years Among the Comanches: The Narrative of Nelson Lee, Texas Ranger


CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Three years among the comanches: the narrative of nelson lee, the texas ranger; Containing a Detailed Account of His Captivity Among the Indians, His Singular Escape Through the Instrumentality of His Watch, and Fully Illustrating Indian Life as It is.

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Line Rider


Lost Boys Ink - Joe, courter, as he calls himself, and, including sheep herder, most famously, took various roles throughout his adventurous life, cowman, tracker, line rider, that venerated breed of law man know as the Arizona Ranger. His story leads him to encounters with cattle rustlers, gamblers, stampedes, outlaws, Indian trackers, horse thieves, saloons, and nearly every other subject that later made its way into western legend.

. But this story is absolutely real, told in his own voice in vivid detail. Line rider is the true story of the life of Joseph Harrison Pearce 1873-1958, written by his own hand. During his lifetime, the “wild west” from the storybooks still lived and breathed in one of the last places to be modernized—Arizona.

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The Guns of Frank Eaton


Wolfpack Publishing - Frank’s thirst for a reckoning takes him across the lawless Indian Territory, to the wide-open mesa lands of eastern New Mexico and, finally, to Southwest City, Missouri, to Albuquerque. David althouse is one of the freshest voices in Western historical fiction today. John legg, author of Blood of the Scalphunter.

My boy, may an old man’s curse rest upon you, if you do not try to avenge your father!” Answering those words, young Frank Eaton determines to settle with each of the six men who had riddled his father full of lead. Curses hide behind every corner of the devil and death trail as Frank rides hell-bent on a quest that will send him into legend either as an outlaw, or a hero.

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