Short Stories–Fraternity of Gunslingers: True Stories of Wild West Gunmen Vol. 3
Saddle up and embark on an epic journey through the untamed and captivating landscapes of the Old American West in volume three of A Fraternity of Gunslingers: True Stories of Wild West Gunmen. The Civil War may have been a defining chapter in American history, but it was also the catalyst that birthed the age of gunslingers. In this riveting non-fiction tome, you’ll discover that the Old West is more than just the stuff of legends; it’s a saga of heroes, outlaws, pioneers, and rebels that comes to life within these pages.
From the First Americans, whose rich traditions and enduring spirit shaped the West, to the thunderous gunfights that painted the frontier in shades of blood, A Fraternity of Gunslingers: True Stories of Wild West Gunmen Volume 3 explores the entire tapestry of this wild and unforgiving land. Delve into the relentless pursuits of Morgan Earp’s killers and witness the relentless posse that hunted them down; discover the vivid world of pioneer newspapers, where the written word held sway; and Leland Stanford, the indomitable leader of the Big Four, who orchestrated the Pacific Railroad’s rise. Meet the notorious outlaw King Fisher, Phineas Banning, the visionary father of the Los Angeles harbor, and the enigmatic Civil War General Rosecrans. Witness the true events leading up to the iconic gunfight at the O.K. Corral, complete with those who dared to face their destiny at high noon as you navigate the winding canyons of history.
A Fraternity of Gunslingers: True Stories of Wild West Gunmen Volume 3 is a window into the lives of the men and women who contributed to the time-honored legends of the Wild West, told with a meticulous dedication to historical accuracy. Some were heroes, some were villains, but all were indispensable in shaping the West’s enduring mystique.
With a narrative as thrilling as the frontier itself, this book will transport you back to a time when the West was untamed, and every day brought a new showdown with destiny. Read A Fraternity of Gunslingers: True Stories of Wild West Gunmen Volume 3 and immerse yourself in these authentic and harrowing tales of the Old American West.
About the Author
C. R. King has worked in the broadcast industry most of his adult life. A father of two beautiful daughters, now grown with children and a avid student of American history, he spent most of his life working, raising a family, involved in community affairs putting his one passion aside until a few years back. King has been published in several historical journals and magazines but has a calling, a desire to share his knowledge, with the general public in a format that is a pleasing and easy to read without all of the end notes. History, as we know it, has its dark sides. King is doing his best to uncover the darkness to help tell the truth. C.R. is listed as an official historian in the State of California.
His interest in history started at a young age, researching all aspect of American history, honing in on the “Wild West.” Television shows such as Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Tombstone, Wagon Train, Rawhide, and Gunsmoke, which captured his attention, but they were just the tip of the iceberg. Motion pictures―with stars such as Glenn Ford, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Randolph Scott, Burt Lancaster, and Clint Eastwood―were also major influences, allowing his imagination to go wild.
It wasn’t long before television and movies weren’t enough, and he developed a thirst for the truth, going to the library to check out biographies on a host of outlaws, among them Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, and Jesse James. However, these biographies did not quench his thirst for the truth as they were more about the legends rather than reality of the men. The storytellers glossed over the truth, and the portrayals of these men were romanticized and not real.
In addition, C.R. has worked with the History Academy in Gettysburg, PA, and was crucial in the research, development, and budgeting of various shows for presentation to a variety of cable networks, including the History Channel, National Geographic, and the Military Channel. These productions include Battlefield Treasures, Men of War, and The Solar Odyssey. He has been published in the Wild West Historical Association’s journal and in the Tombstone Times.
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