Bill OReillys Legends and Lies: The Real West by David FisherThe must-have companion to Bill OReillys historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know
How did Davy Crockett save President Jacksons life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the gentleman bandit and one of the wests most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West? All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here--some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the ten legends featured in Bill OReillys Legends and Lies docuseries -from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday-- accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley.
Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nations rich history.
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On a riverbank in Texas, a master of disguise waited patiently with his accomplice, hoping that his target, an infamous horse thief, would show himself on the trail. After four days, the hunch paid off, when the bandit unwittingly walked towards the man who haunted the outlaws of the Old West. Springing from the bushes, the cowboy confronted his frightened mark with a warrant. As the desperado reached for his weapon as a last ditch effort, the lawman shot him down before his gun could leave his side. Though the quick-draw tale may sound like an adventure of the Lone Ranger, this was no fictional event.
Sometimes he dressed as a preacher, at other times a tramp, and occasionally even a woman. But beneath the elaborate costumes was always Bass Reeves -- a 19th-century Arkansas slave who became a legendary deputy U.S. marshal, capturing more than 3, criminals with his flamboyant.
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A few months ago, our local paper printed an article that mentioned "The Lone Ranger. Things like that, on top of young people not knowing or caring about figures like The Lone Ranger, make me wonder if these properties have any future at all. Interesting article. I hadn't heard any of the Bass Reeves business. It's a little too kiddie-oriented for my tastes. I prefer my westerns a little more grown-up. Eddie, around the time that awful movie came out last year, I remember reading a piece or two that criticized the depictions of Native Americans on "The Lone Ranger," which I suppose shouldn't be surprising, given how things are these days.
His name was Bass Reeves. He was an African-American who did, in fact, live among Native Americans. He became a deputy U. Marshal, a lawman who hunted bad men. And he was the inspiration for the legendary Lone Ranger. Historians have largely forgotten many aspects of the real Lone Ranger, his ethnicity being the major thing kept out of the legend. Even historians of the American West have conveniently forgotten that the man who inspired the legendary Lone Ranger was a free black man.
By Alex Hannaford. Art Burton listened intently as the old man on the other end of the phone cleared his throat and began telling him a story. Born in , Bass Reeves was a former slave-turned-lawman who served with the US Marshals Service for 32 years at the turn of the 20th century in part of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas known as Indian Territory. By the time Reeves arrived, the sun was setting and Shoeboot saw the outlaw jump up from where he was hiding and begin running across a field. It reaffirmed what Burton had suspected: that Bass Reeves perhaps the first black commissioned deputy marshal west of the Mississippi could well have been one of the greatest lawmen of the Wild West. Over the next 20 years, Reeves would become an obsession for Burton, culminating in a very interesting hypothesis, which he puts forward in his book Black Gun, Silver Star. Bass Reeves, he argues, was almost certainly the real-life inspiration for The Lone Ranger.