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Bill O'Reilly's Legends & lies : the real West / written by David Fisher.

By: Fisher, David, 1946- [writer.].
Contributor(s): O'Reilly, Bill.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015Edition: First edition.Description: vii, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781627795074; 1627795073.Other title: Bill O'Reilly's Legends and lies.Uniform titles: Legends and lies: the real West (Television program). Subject(s): West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Anecdotes | West (U.S.) -- History -- Anecdotes | Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- AnecdotesGenre/Form: Biographies. | Anecdotes.DDC classification: 978 LOC classification: F594 | .F49 2015
Contents:
Daniel Boone: Traitor or patriot? -- David Crockett: Capitol hillbilly -- Kit Carson: Duty before honor -- Black Bart: Gentleman bandit -- Wild Bill Hickok: Plains justice -- Bass Reeves: The real Lone Ranger -- George Armstrong Custer: A general's reckoning -- Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley: The radical opportunists -- Jesse James: Bloody politics -- Doc Holliday: Desperate measures -- Billy the Kid: Escape artist -- Butch Cassidy: The last man standing.
Summary: "The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historical docudrama 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 Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman--and was he African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the "gentleman bandit" and one of the West's 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 O'Reilly's 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 a fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation's rich history"-- Provided by publisher.
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"The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historical docudrama 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 Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman--and was he African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the "gentleman bandit" and one of the West's 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 O'Reilly's 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 a fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation's rich history"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-292).

Daniel Boone: Traitor or patriot? -- David Crockett: Capitol hillbilly -- Kit Carson: Duty before honor -- Black Bart: Gentleman bandit -- Wild Bill Hickok: Plains justice -- Bass Reeves: The real Lone Ranger -- George Armstrong Custer: A general's reckoning -- Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley: The radical opportunists -- Jesse James: Bloody politics -- Doc Holliday: Desperate measures -- Billy the Kid: Escape artist -- Butch Cassidy: The last man standing.

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