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The Resource High noon in Lincoln : violence on the western frontier, Robert M. Utley

High noon in Lincoln : violence on the western frontier, Robert M. Utley

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High noon in Lincoln : violence on the western frontier
Title
High noon in Lincoln
Title remainder
violence on the western frontier
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Utley
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Here is the most detailed and most engaging narrated history to date of the legendary two-year facedown and shootout in Lincoln. Until now, New Mexico's late nineteenth-century Lincoln County War has served primarily as the backdrop for a succession of mythical renderings of Billy the Kid in American popular culture. However, as Robert Utley so convincingly demonstrates, this "war without heroes," the source of scores of books and movies, would have occurred even if Billy Bonney had never existed. Fundamentally, the war was a clash of personalities engaged int eh quest for money and power, involving the employment toward that end of every legal and lethal means available on the southwestern frontier. The Lincoln County Was is a case study in frontier violence. As such it needs to be understood as part of the heritage of Americans as a people inclined to violent pursuit of ambition and violent resolution of problems. Utley recreates the West of the 1870s to pierce the legends spawned by popular culture. In their place, he leaves the reader with a vivid image of the impact upon ordinary people of the code of the West, the cutthroat pursuit of financial fortunes during America's Gilded Age; and the twin harbingers of violence represented by whiskey and guns in the hands of hard-drinking men with hair-trigger tempers. Utley is that rare historian who transforms the past into a compelling , fast-paced, and highly readable story.
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DLC
Dewey number
978.9/6404
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F802.L7
LC item number
U86 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
High noon in Lincoln : violence on the western frontier, Robert M. Utley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibilographical references (pages 237-248) and index
Control code
15629305
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780826309815
Lccn
87010864
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, 29 September 1989. With dust jacket.
Label
High noon in Lincoln : violence on the western frontier, Robert M. Utley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibilographical references (pages 237-248) and index
Control code
15629305
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780826309815
Lccn
87010864
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, 29 September 1989. With dust jacket.

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