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The Resource John Ringo, king of the cowboys : his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone, David Johnson

John Ringo, king of the cowboys : his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone, David Johnson

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John Ringo, king of the cowboys : his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone
Title
John Ringo, king of the cowboys
Title remainder
his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone
Statement of responsibility
David Johnson
Title variation
King of the cowboys
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Language
eng
Summary
"Western gunman John Ringo is most well-known for his role in Tombstone for backing the Cowboys against the Earps. In his youth he became embroiled in the blood feud turbulence of post-Reconstruction Texas and the Mason County "Hoo Doo" War, then shot it out with Victorio's raiders during a deadly confrontation in New Mexico before going to Tombstone in territorial Arizona. There Ringo championed the largely Democratic ranchers against the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday, finally being part of the posse that hounded these fugitives from Arizona. In the end, Ringo died mysteriously in the Arizona desert, his death welcomed by some, mourned by others, wrongly claimed by a few."--Back cover
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The stories of the American West, even though recent in time, have acquired as many fanciful legends as King Arthur and his knights. One of the most popular tales is that of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the shootout at Tombstone Arizona. John Ringo is part of that legend. Historian Johnson has updated his 1996 biography of Ringo to include new material. He meticulously sorts through contemporary records and newspaper accounts to sift out the facts from the romantic fiction created by early biographers and later film makers. What he comes up with is as exciting and tragic as any of the fictions. Johnson places Ringo securely in his family and the times. He notes the connection (by marriage) to the Younger, Dalton and James families, but points out that none of the outlaws in those families had anything to do with Ringo. The body of the book deals with Ringo's life from the Texas Hoo Doo war to tombstone and his mysterious suicide at the age of thirty-two. Throughout, Johnson rectifies the myths created by others. He doesn't sugar-coat Ringo's life, but clarifies it and in doing so lets in the light on an important part of American history. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Biography type
individual biography
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286548
Cataloging source
YDX
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1950-
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Johnson, David
Dewey number
979.02092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Number 6 in the A.C. Greene series
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  • Ringo, John
  • Outlaws
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Southwest, New
Target audience
adult
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his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone
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John Ringo, king of the cowboys : his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone, David Johnson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-350) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1857286
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 366 pages
Isbn
9781574416725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781574416725
  • (OCoLC)965766779
Label
John Ringo, king of the cowboys : his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone, David Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1857286
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 366 pages
Isbn
9781574416725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781574416725
  • (OCoLC)965766779

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