The Real Deadwood

The Real Deadwood

by John Edwards Ames


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The true life histories of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and other residents of the lawless town known as Deadwood—the inspiration for the award-winning HBO® series and film.

With a cast of historically rich characters, The Real Deadwood explores the lives of Wild Bill Hickok, Al Swearengen, Seth Bullock, Calamity Jane, Sol Star, and a host of others who walked the streets of Deadwood. An historical crossroad of the American west, even Wyatt Earp came to Deadwood, only to bump heads with Sheriff Seth Bullock. Other celebrated visitors over the years include Buffalo Bill Cody, the Sundance Kid, Bat Masterson, and Teddy Roosevelt.

Looking at the world of primitive medicine, prostitution, and law from lawlessness, The Real Deadwood separates the facts from the fiction in its overview of a town violent enough to rival the likes of Tombstone, Dodge City, and Abilene. This is the true story of life on the frontier—when roughing it was truly rough. It's good versus evil and civilization versus anarchy. It's the real Deadwood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596090316
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/31/2014
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 448,478
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

John Edwards Ames is a novelist from Ohio and has written several western novels and short stories. He studied at Eastern Michigan University and later served in the military as a journalist. His works include The Unwritten Order, Spellcaster, and Soldier’s Heart, as well as The Real Deadwood, the historical account of the notorious settlement of Deadwood, South Dakota.

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The Real Deadwood: True Life Histories of Will Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Outlaw Towns, and other Characters of the Lawless West 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
tjohn33791 More than 1 year ago
Not very in depth. More a guide for the television show than a history book.
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