Helldorado: Bringing the Law to the Mesquite

By: Breakenridge, William M.; Brown, Richard Maxwell

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Second printing. Minor general wear. 1992 Trade Paperback. xxx, 448 pp. Helldorado offers cinematic images of wagon trains crossing the Great Plains, of Phoenix and Denver emerging from the dust and mud, of Tombstone blazing through a silver bonanza, and of the railroad joining East and West to change history. In his memoirs, originally published in 1928, William M. Breakenridge is shown doing about everything an enterprising and vigorous young man could do on the frontier. After leaving Wisconsin at the age of sixteen, he became a teamster, railroader; and lawman in Colorado, Arizona, and elsewhere. He took part in the Sand Creek Massacre, here described from his own point of view. Helldorado heats up in its evocation of early-day Tombstone, where, as deputy sheriff, Breakenridge encountered the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Luke Short, John Ringo, and Buckskin Frank Leslie.

Title: Helldorado: Bringing the Law to the Mesquite

Author: Breakenridge, William M.; Brown, Richard Maxwell

Categories: Americana, Biography, American,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1992

ISBN Number: 0803261004

ISBN Number 13: 9780803261006

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2287671

Keywords: AMERICANA AMERICAN HISTORY BIOGRAPHY ARIZONA TOMBSTONE FRONTIER,