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Ben Thompson was a remarkable man, and few Texans can claim to have crowded excitement, danger, drama, and tragedy into their lives than he did He was an Indian fighter, Texas Ranger, Confederate cavalryman, mercenary for a foreign emperor, hired gun for a railroad, an elected lawman, professional gambler, and the victor of numerous gunfights As a leading member of the Wild Wests sporting element, Ben Thompson spent most of his life moving in the unsavory underbelly of the West saloons, dance houses, billiard halls, bordellos, and gambling dens During these travels many of the Wild Wests most famous iconsWyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin, John Ringo, and Buffalo Bill Codybecame acquainted with Ben Thompson Some of these men called him a friend others considered him a deadly enemy In life and in death no one ever doubted Ben Thompsons courage one Texas newspaperman asserted he was perfectly fearless, a perfect lion in nature when aroused This willingness to trust his life to his expertise with a pistol placed Thompson prominently among the western frontiers most flamboyant breed of men gunfighters....

Title : Ben Thompson: Portrait of a Gunfighter (A.C. Greene Series)
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ISBN : 1574417304
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : University of North Texas Press August 15, 2018
Number of Pages : 688 pages
File Size : 690 KB
Status : Available For Download
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