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The Goddess of War: A True Story of Passion, Betrayal and Murder in the Old West

By McCown, Dennis

Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press. New~ New.. 2013. Softcover. 9780865348998 . Index, biblio, notes, appendices, b/w photos. John Wesley Hardin and his associations with Helen Mrose, Martin Mrose and Laura Jennings. ~ 8vo~ 341 pages .



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A Lawless Breed: John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and Violence in the Wild West

By Parson, Chuck; Brown, Norman Wayne

Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press. New in New dj~ New in dj.. 2013. First Edition~ First Printing. Hardcover. 9781574415056 . Foreword by Leon C. Metz. Index, biblio, notes, appendix, b/w photos and maps. ~ 8vo~ 490 pages .



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Mannen Clements: Texas Gunfighter

By Stephens, Robert W

Self-Published. Fine~ Fine, but for dent in front board top edge. No dj, as issued.. 1996. First Edition~ First Printing. Hardcover. A cousin of John Wesley Hardin. Limited to 250 copies. Signed and numbered by the author. B/w photos. ~ 8vo~ 98 pages~ Signed by Author .



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The Capture of John Wesley Hardin

By Parsons, Chuck

College Station, TX: Early West. As New with no dj~ New. No dj, as issued.. 1978. First Edition~ First Printing. Hardcover. 0932702007 . Index, biblio, b/w photos, illus., maps. ~ 8vo~ 121 pages .



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Bowen and Hardin

By Parsons, Chuck & Marjorie

College Station, TX: Early West. As New in As New dj~ New in dj.. 1991. First Edition~ First Printing. Hardcover. 0932702910 . Limited to 1,000 copies. Brown Bowen was the brother-in-law of John Wesley Hardin. Bowen was sentenced to hang for the killing of Thomas Haldeman, though he contended that Hardin was the actual killer. The book explores this accusation, as well as the Sutton-Taylor Feud and 1870s Texas. Index, biblio, b/w photos. ~ 8vo~ 159 pages .



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The Last Gunfighter: John Wesley Hardin (First Edition)

By Marohn, Richard

College Station, TX: Early West. As New in As New dj~ New in dj.. 1995. First Edition~ First Printing. Hardcover. 0932702996 . Limited edition of 1000 copies. B/w illustrations. John Wesley Hardin, killer of 42 people, was the premier and last gunfighter of the Old West. The son of a Methodist preacher, he killed his first man at age 15; at 17 he was accepted as an equal by such Texas gunmen as Bill Longley, Phil Coe and Ben Thompson. Only days after his 18th birthday, Hardin rode into Abilene wearing his guns in defiance of the law enforced by Marshal Wild Bill Hickok. The Hardin-Hickok showdown is one of the famous legends of Western folklore. Hardin became Texas' most-wanted outlaw, was arrested twic, and escaped both times. On his 21st birthday, he outgunned Deputy Charles Webb in Comanche, which resulted in the lynching of Hardin's brother and two cousins by vigilantes. Hardin was later caught in Florida, served 16 years in jail, and practiced law. His violent death closed the door on the era of the gunfighter (1868-1895). ~ 8vo 8" - 9" tall~ 320 pages .



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Four Sixes to Beat: the Death of John Wesley Hardin

By Metz, Leon

El Paso, TX: Private Printing. As New~ New.. 1995. Limited Edition~ First Printing. Pamphlet. Commemorative edition, limited to 500. One b/w photo (after death), map on rear wrapper. ~ 8vo~ 9 pages .


The Feud That Wasn't: The Taylor Ring, Bill Sutton, John Wesley Hardin and Violence in Texas

By Smallwood, James M

College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press. As New in As New dj~ New in dj.. 2008. First Edition~ First Printing. Hardcover. 1603440178 . Historian James Smallwood shows that what seemed to be random lawlessness can be interpreted as a pattern of rebellion by a loose confederation of desperadoes who found common cause in their hatred of Reconstruction government in Texas. He reinforces the interpretation that Reconstruction was actually a continuation of the Civil War in another guise. Appendix, notes, biblio, index, 13 b/w photos, 6 b/w maps. Foreword by H. Hunter Hayes. ~ Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life Series~ Vol. 15~ 8vo .



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Outlaws and Gunfighters of the Old West

By Steele, Phillip W

Springdale, AR: Heritage. As New~ New.. 1991. Paperback. 1880320002 . Chapters: Jesse and Frank James, Dalton Gang, John W. Hardin, O.K. Corral, Belle Star, Billy the Kid. Biblio, 28 b/w photos. ~ 8vo~ 119 pages .



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The Letters of John Wesley Hardin

By Stamps, Roy & Jo Ann

Austin, TX: Eakin Press. As New~ New.. 2001. Softcover. 1571686223 . Index, b/w photos.~ 8vo~ 343 pages .



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John Wesley Hardin: Dark Angel of Texas

By Metz, Leon

El Paso, TX: Mangan Books. As New in As New dj~ New in dj.. 1996. First Edition~ First Printing. Hardcover. 0930208358 . SIGNED by the author on half-title page. Index, biblio, notes, appendices, 80 b/w photos, maps, maps on endpapers. Seeking to gain insight into Hardin's homicidal mind, Metz describes how Hardin's bloody career began in the post-Civil War Central Texas, when lawlessness and killings were commonplace, and traces his life of violence until his capture and imprisonment in 1878. ~ 8vo~ 337 pages~ Signed by Author .


THE LAST GUNFIGHTER: JOHN WESLEY HARDIN

By Marohn, Richard

College Station, TX: Early West. As New in As New dj~ New in dj.. Third Printing. Hardcover. 0932702996 . Index, 172 b/w illustrations, maps, photos. John Wesley Hardin, killer of 42 people, was the premier and last gunfighter of the Old West. The son of a Methodist preacher, he killed his first man at age 15; at 17 he was accepted as an equal by such Texas gunmen as Bill Longley, Phil Coe and Ben Thompson. Only days after his 18th birthday, Hardin rode into Abilene wearing his guns in defiance of the law enforced by Marshal Wild Bill Hickok. The Hardin-Hickok showdown is one of the famous legends of Western folklore. Hardin became Texas' most-wanted outlaw, was arrested twice, and escaped both times. On his 21st birthday, he outgunned Deputy Charles Webb in Comanche, which resulted in the lynching of Hardin's brother and two cousins by vigilantes. Hardin was later caught in Florida, served 16 years in jail, and practiced law. His violent death closed the door on the era of the gunfighter (1868-1895). ~ 8vo 8" - 9" tall~ 320 pages .


THE LAST GUNFIGHTER: JOHN WESLEY HARDIN

By Marohn, Richard

College Station, TX: Early West. As New with no dj~. Limited Edition~ First Printing. Hardcover. 0932702996 . Limited edition of 100 numbered copies in three-quarter leather, slip-cased, and with a limitation page signed by E. D. Spellmann, great grandson of Hardin's. B/w illustrations. John Wesley Hardin, killer of 42 people, was the premier and last gunfighter of the Old West. The son of a Methodist preacher, he killed his first man at age 15; at 17 he was accepted as an equal by such Texas gunmen as Bill Longley, Phil Coe and Ben Thompson. Only days after his 18th birthday, Hardin rode into Abilene wearing his guns in defiance of the law enforced by Marshal Wild Bill Hickok. The Hardin-Hickok showdown is one of the famous legends of Western folklore. Hardin became Texas' most-wanted outlaw, was arrested twic, and escaped both times. On his 21st birthday, he outgunned Deputy Charles Webb in Comanche, which resulted in the lynching of Hardin's brother and two cousins by vigilantes. Hardin was later caught in Florida, served 16 years in jail, and practiced law. His violent death closed the door on the era of the gunfighter (1868-1895). ~ 8vo 8" - 9" tall~ 320 pages .