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The Resource Duels, gunfights & shoot-outs : wild tales from the Land of Enchantment, Don Bullis

Duels, gunfights & shoot-outs : wild tales from the Land of Enchantment, Don Bullis

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Duels, gunfights & shoot-outs : wild tales from the Land of Enchantment
Title
Duels, gunfights & shoot-outs
Title remainder
wild tales from the Land of Enchantment
Statement of responsibility
Don Bullis
Title variation
Duels, gunfights and shoot-outs
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New Mexico, like all states and territories in the American West, has had its share of violence over the years, particularly between the time of the American Occupation in 1864 and statehood in 1912. It didn't end then, of course, and these pages record violent events that occurred as recently as the beginning of the 20th century's third quarter. Too often, fights resulting in death were nugatory in nature: a dispute over a flock of turkeys, a drunken revelry, one man's personal dislike of another, petty theft. Other fights were far more important: peace officers killed as they performed their duties, criminals shot down as they assaulted society in one way or another. There is nothing glorious or romantic about any of this: violence in ugly and unpleasant in every case. These were real people, sometimes cowardly in their demeanor, sometimes brave, and even heroic. Some died with their boots, on; others did not. The common denominator was that more often than not, once the gun smoke cleared, ti became clear that someone was badly wounded, dying or dead. Violence, it is said, results when attempts at civility have failed, but the fact is that more often than note, the attempt is not made.
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Cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F801
LC item number
.B93 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Duels, gunfights & shoot-outs : wild tales from the Land of Enchantment, Don Bullis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
434613485
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 208 pages
Isbn
9781890689636
Lccn
2009035796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)434613485
Label
Duels, gunfights & shoot-outs : wild tales from the Land of Enchantment, Don Bullis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
434613485
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 208 pages
Isbn
9781890689636
Lccn
2009035796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)434613485

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