By David Fisher
The must-have better half to invoice O'Reilly's historic sequence Legends and Lies: the genuine West, a desirable, eye-opening examine the reality at the back of the western legends all of us imagine we know
How did Davy Crockett shop President Jackson's lifestyles merely to finish up demise on the Alamo? was once the Lone Ranger in response to a true lawman-and used to be he an African American? What impressive detective paintings ended in the trap of Black Bart, the "gentleman bandit" and one of many west's most famed stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance child fairly die in a hail of bullets in South the United States? Generations of american citizens have grown up on television indicates, video clips and books approximately those western icons. yet what particularly occurred within the Wild West? all of the tales you think that you recognize, and others that might astonish you, are here--some heroic, a few brutal and bloody, all riveting. integrated are the 10 legends featured in invoice O'Reilly's Legends and Lies docuseries -from equipment Carson to Jesse James, Wild invoice Hickok to document Holliday-- followed by way of bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo invoice and Annie Oakley.
Frontier the USA used to be a spot the place intuition mattered greater than schooling, and braveness was once precious for survival. It used to be a spot the place good fortune made a distinction and legends have been made. seriously illustrated with impressive paintings that extra brings this historical past to lifestyles, and advised in fast paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an impossible to resist, adventure-packed journey again into probably the most storied period of our nation's wealthy background.
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