First paperback edition. Originally published in hardcover in 1964. Stiff, printed wrappers, xiv, 610 pp., foreword, introduction, double column, index. A Foreword to the paperback edition by William W. Savage, Jr. The author critically examines 425 titles of the western gunmen and outlaws, most of which rate as "burs under the saddle." Adams' concern is that writers of the outlaws and gunmen do additional research and stop compounding each other's errors into legend The back cover promotional blurb says, "The value of this book to writers and historians of the badman tradition cannot be overestimated, for Adams has replaced rumors, myths, and falsehoods with documented historical facts." A fine, unread copy.
Inventory Number: 36999