Classic Gunfights Volume I: Expanded from the pages of True West magazine–Bob Boze Bell takes 24 gunfights from the magazine and expands them with new information, graphics and maps. The thrilling narratives are accented with 150 rare photos, 46 informative maps and over 123 authentic illustrations. For the latest, complete information about major gunfights of the Old West, buy this book.
Classic Gunfights Volume II: Blaze Away! gives an indepth look at the 25 gunfights leading up to the O.K. Corral fight and all of those going out the other side. Most books skim over the other fights to get to the big fight, but not this one. Illustrated with 236 Bob Boze Bell images created just for this project, the book also has Gus Walker’s detailed maps and Bob McCubbin’s priceless photos.
Some men talked the talk. Others walked the walk. And they met in a side yard behind a certain corral. Learn about the many gunfights that took place in Tombstone, Arizona between 1880-1882. While the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral is certainly featured in this fascinating volume, it is only one of many deadly encounters that took place within spitting distance of Fifth and Allen Streets. Illustrated throughout with period photographs and original illustrations, this is a fascinating book on a turbulent period of Arizona’s history.
Classic Gunfights Volume III:
Discover the facts behind the romance of Old West gunfights. Historian Bob Boze Bell has put together a terrific book on the reality of gunfights in the wild American West. From infamous outlaws such as Billy the Kid, and well-known lawmen such as Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp, to brawling madams, this book covers 24 gunfights that made a mark in western history. Profusely illustrated with historic photographs, maps, and period illustrations you’ll have a front row seat for these shootouts.
Written in an engaging style, these histories give a brief bio of the shooters involved, usually a map or diagram of the location of the gunfight, and the aftermath of the shooting. Fascinating sidebars give added information on various topics. A must read for those interested in the true history of the Old West.
About the author:
Bob Boze Bell is the author of The Illustrated Life and Times of Doc Holliday; Wyatt Earp; Billy the Kid; Wild Bill Hickok; and Geronimo, as well as the quintessential gunfighter series Classic Gunfights I, II and III. Bob Boze Bell serves as executive editor of True West Magazine and has made various appearances as a guest speaker on the History, Discovery and Westerns Channels along with being featured on True West Moments on Encore’s Western Channel. His artwork may been seen on a variety of book covers and in fine art collections worldwide.