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By Samuel K. Dolan

Even after WWI had ended, the zone of Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas stubbornly refused to be tamed. It used to be nonetheless a spot the place frontier gunfights nonetheless broke out at an alarming cost. using legitimate documents, newspaper bills, and oral histories, Cowboys and Gangsters tells the tale of the untamed “Wild West” of the Prohibition-era of the Twenties and early Nineteen Thirties and introduces a rogues’ gallery of sixgun-packing western gunfighters and lawmen. instructed in the course of the lens of the debts of a handful of Texas Rangers and Federal brokers, this booklet covers a special and action-packed period in American heritage. It’s a narrative that connects the pony and saddle days of the previous West, with the high-octane decade of the Roaring Twenties.

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