Bad Boys of new arrival the Black Hills... And Some popular Wild Women, Too (Bedside Reader) sale

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The lively romp details some of the Wild West''s most engaging stories, specifically in the Black Hills and Deadwood, home to prostitutes and poets, desperados and dancehall girls, fortune tellers and fugitives. Readers will meet a host of rowdies ranging from madams to stagecoach robbers, from tall-tale tellers to killers.
- Profiles more than 95 bad boys, wild women, and engaging events from the 1870s Black Hills
- Features foreword by Jerry Bryant, research curator and historical archaeologist, Adams Museum and House, Black Hills, South Dakota
- Includes 20 historical photographs
- Features extensive timeline of Black Hills events
- Includes map of Deadwood in the 1870s, as well as a map of the Black Hills
- Perfect for lovers of history and visitors to the Black Hills region
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The lively romp details some of the Wild West''s most engaging stories, specifically in the Black Hills and Deadwood, home to prostitutes and poets, desperados and dancehall girls, fortune tellers and fugitives. Readers will meet a host of rowdies ranging from madams to stagecoach robbers, from tall-tale tellers to killers.

- Profiles more than 95 bad boys, wild women, and engaging events from the 1870s Black Hills

- Features foreword by Jerry Bryant, research curator and historical archaeologist, Adams Museum and House, Black Hills, South Dakota

- Includes 20 historical photographs

- Features extensive timeline of Black Hills events

- Includes map of Deadwood in the 1870s, as well as a map of the Black Hills

- Perfect for lovers of history and visitors to the Black Hills region

About the Author

Barbara Fifer is a freelance writer and editor in Helena, Montana. She is the author and co-author of popular histories and geographies for adults and children, including five books on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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informative.
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2012
Interesting with lots of facts. I enjoyed knowing more about figures of the old west and some I didn''t know until I read this book.
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Mike O'Connor
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Vignettes of Wild West Characters!
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2011
One of the attractions of the Wild West is the collection of men and women who explored, settled and ''civilized'' those lands. In BAD BOYS OF THE BLACK HILLS...AND SOME WILD WOMEN, TOO, Barbara Fifer chronicles the life and times of many of the outlaws, lawmen, gamblers,... See more
One of the attractions of the Wild West is the collection of men and women who explored, settled and ''civilized'' those lands. In BAD BOYS OF THE BLACK HILLS...AND SOME WILD WOMEN, TOO, Barbara Fifer chronicles the life and times of many of the outlaws, lawmen, gamblers, merchants, madams, prostitutes, poets, preachers, miners and rowdies who made the Black Hills of the 1880s such a fascinating part of American history.

Fifer''s book concentrates on the Deadwood-Cheyenne area. After the 1874 Custer expedition, gold rush fever transformed the area, making Cheyenne and Deadwood boom towns and attracting all forms of humanity. After describing the area''s post-Custer development, Fifer offers up vignettes, varying in length, of the assorted men and women who flocked to the area in chapters entitled: ''Law-Abiding Bad Boys;'' ''Killers International & Not;'' ''Robbers, Rustlers & Plain Old Thieves;'' ''Entertainments High & Low,'' ''Frail Sisters of the Frontier,'' ''Tall-Tale Tellers;'' and so on.

Many well-known figures walk the pages of Fifer''s book such as Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, George Custer, Sam Bass, the Sundance Kid, Calamity Jane, Nat Love, Buffalo Bill Cody and Ned Buntline. Yet lesser-known figures - Captain Jack Crawford, ''Mother Featherlegs,'' Poker Alice Tubbs, Al Swearingen, ''Lame Johnny'' Donahue, Boone May, ''Stuttering'' Brown and ''Quick Shot'' Davis, among others, made their contributions to the history and folklore of the region. Two dozen vintage photographs help bring to life those bad boys and wild women.

Wild West fans will enjoy BAD BOYS OF THE BLACK HILLS...AND SOME WILD WOMEN, TOO. The book offers entertaining snapshots of the famous, infamous and rank-and-file Americans who, once upon a time, made the Black Hills a wild and woolly place. Recommended.
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Waste of time. Not even worth reading on the Toilet
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2021
Colorful characters made into boring history. Dull doesn''t do it justice. Watch "Deadwood," on HBO instead.
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Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2020
This is a great book for an even better price. Great short stories, easy read and wonderful history of the Black Hills in South Dakota and some surrounding areas.
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