The Red Blooded Heroes of the Frontier (Illustrated) by Edgar Beecher Bronson

The Red Blooded Heroes of the Frontier (Illustrated)

byEdgar Beecher Bronson

Kobo ebook | February 29, 2016

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A fascinating book of the frontier period of American history: Indian fights and fighters, the deeds of the trailblazers, the pioneer days of the great cattle drives, cowboys and the adventures of famous (and infamous) exponents of what some refer to as 'triggernomitry.'

These larger-than-life men hail from both sides of the law and some, particularly smitten with 'triggerfingeritis' as the author describes it, were driven to acts of terrible violence almost irrespective of the cause. Clay Allison, Boone May, Captain John Smith and a host of other six-gun killers are all featured in this book.

This edition of the book contains 19 original illustrations.

Edgar Beecher Bronson (1856–1917) was a Nebraska rancher, a West Texas cattleman, an African big-game hunter, a serious photographer and starting late in life, an author of fiction and personal memoirs. As he matured as a writer, his works showed a "marked characterization."

Bronson was a nephew of famed abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher. Formerly a reporter for the New York Tribune, Bronson headed west in 1877 to learn the cattle business under the directive of Clarence King — first director of the United States Geological Survey and owner of large mining and cattle operations in the American West. Bronson worked for one season in Wyoming before starting his own ranch with 716 cows with calves. Bronson chose Sioux County, Nebraska for the site of his first ranch.

Bronson was a widely traveled man and his western accounts are accompanied by interesting episodes from the days of balloon flight and from another frontier-that of darkest Africa. A highly entertaining read-which focuses on several characters who may be new to those interested in the subject from an authentic voice.

Title:The Red Blooded Heroes of the Frontier (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 29, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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