Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Real West

LegendsAndLiesSuggested by Timothy Lane • David Fisher looks at a number of legendary figures out of the American West, and the reality behind the legends. Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West?
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3 Responses to Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Real West

  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    This sounds like an interesting book. And a reminder for me to one of these days read what is supposedly the best biography on Wild Bill, They Called Him Wild Bill.

    I was intrigued by Keith Carradine’s portrayal of him in Deadwood.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      That’s one of the sources listed. As it happens, most of the books I’ve read on this and related subjects aren’t cited. (And I’ve read many, many covering numerous topics but also including 3 recent works: a biography of Billy the Kid [O’Reilly rightly notes that he was mostly called the Kid until near the end of his career], a history of the gunfight at the OK Corral, and a biographical novel about Doc Holliday). There was never any doubt I’d get this as well.

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