Last of the Bad Men Legend of Tom Horn Monaghan 1946
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Last of the Bad Men
Legend of Tom Horn
by Jay Monaghan
Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1946, 1st Edition
From the Preface:
'The last great folk tale of the last American frontier is the story of Tom Horn, a legend that has been cherished in the Northwest for almost half a century. .....
.... The legend of Tom Horn is a perfect folk tale for such a land, stark, realistic, unweakened by sentimentality. Frontiersmen of northwestern Colorado are not ones to waste time decorating a killer's memory with soft feminine romance as the outlanders of the Southwest have adorned their great legend of Billy the Kid. Lush Spanish lies have added love affairs and poetic virtues to the folk tale of William Bonney, who was the foremost assassin in the range wars of the Southwest. Tom Horn, chief killer of the northern range, has been allowed to develop in the world of legend without such obvious efflorescence. The folk tales told of him are probably far nearer the truth than those told of Billy the Kid.'
This book is in fair condition - loose spine, wear to covers, frayed on top binding edge, no dustjacket, library marks. Summary part of the dustjacket was glued to the end page in the front.
Contains some black and white photos. Please feel free to ask any questions, and thank you for looking.
This book is sold (sold on 2008-09-21)
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