Ride the Devil's Herd by John Boessenecker audiobook

Ride the Devil's Herd: Wyatt Earp’s Epic Battle Against the West’s Biggest Outlaw Gang

By John Boessenecker
Read by Stephen Graybill

Harlequin Audio, Hanover Square Press 9781335015853
14.30 Hours Unabridged
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Wyatt Earp is regarded as the most famous lawman of the Old West, best known for his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. But the story of his two-year war with a band of outlaws known as the Cowboys has never been told in full. The Cowboys were the largest outlaw gang in the history of the American West. After battles with the law in Texas and New Mexico, they shifted their operations to Arizona. There, led by Curly Bill Brocius, they ruled the border, robbing, rustling, smuggling and killing with impunity until they made the fatal mistake of tangling with the Earp brothers. Drawing on groundbreaking research into territorial and federal government records, John Boessenecker’s Ride the Devil’s Herd reveals this long-forgotten chapter of Wild West history.

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Summary

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Wyatt Earp is regarded as the most famous lawman of the Old West, best known for his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. But the story of his two-year war with a band of outlaws known as the Cowboys has never been told in full.

The Cowboys were the largest outlaw gang in the history of the American West. After battles with the law in Texas and New Mexico, they shifted their operations to Arizona. There, led by Curly Bill Brocius, they ruled the border, robbing, rustling, smuggling and killing with impunity until they made the fatal mistake of tangling with the Earp brothers.

Drawing on groundbreaking research into territorial and federal government records, John Boessenecker’s Ride the Devil’s Herd reveals this long-forgotten chapter of Wild West history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Finally, a complete, thoroughly researched and true account of Frank Hamer, whose experiences proved that the Wild West didn’t end in 1900. All of our favorite lawmen pale in comparison to Hamer’s service…Frank Hamer was the real deal and arguably the greatest lawman of the West.” Roundup Magazine on Texas Ranger
“Through the extraordinary experiences of this straight-shooting, honor-bound lawman, Boessenecker sets forth a critically needed look at the history of Texas lynchings and race riots while presenting evidence for the murderous nature of Bonnie and Clyde that foreordained their violent deaths.” Library Journal on Texas Ranger
“A biography of Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, from his youth in the Hill Country to his appointment to the Rangers in 1906. He’s most famous for killing Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in 1934, but there’s much more to the cowboy lawman.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Texas Ranger
“Frank Hamer’s is perhaps the last great story of the American West to be told…Well, Hollywood? Now you have the book, so go make the movie.” Dallas Morning News on Texas Ranger
“Colorful and comprehensive.” True West Magazine on Texas Ranger
“Boessenecker goes through Hamer’s career chronologically, methodically and in great detail, exploring both good and bad.” Austin American-Statesman on Texas Ranger
“Fair-minded and thorough…Boesse­necker tells the gruesome story with power and force.” New York Times on Texas Ranger
Ride the Devil’s Herd is a marvelous book. By means of meticulous research and splendid writing John Boessenecker has managed to do something never before attempted or accomplished, tying together the many violent clashes between lawmen and outlaws in the American southwest of the 1870–1890 period and showing how depredations by loosely organized gangs of outlaws actually threatened ‘Manifest Destiny’ and the successful taming of the Wild West.” Robert K. DeArment, author and historian
“A fascinating look into the epic life of one of the greatest American lawmen of the 20th century.” San Antonio Express-News on Texas Ranger
“The author’s painstaking research…brings forth an astounding story…A superb account.” Washington Times on Texas Ranger
“In terms of sheer action and violence, from close-quarters gunfights to Mexican-border ambushes to face-offs with lynch mobs, I’m hard-pressed to think of [a biography of an American lawman and detective] that rivals John Boessenecker’s excellent Texas Ranger…A notable achievement.” Wall Street Journal on Texas Ranger

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Author Bio: John Boessenecker

Author Bio: John Boessenecker

John Boessenecker is considered one of the leading authorities on crime and lawlessness in the Old West. He is the award-winning author of Bandido: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez and When Law Was in the Holster: The Frontier Life of Bob Paul. In 2011 and 2013, True West magazine named him a “Best Nonfiction Writer.” He has appeared frequently as a historical commentator on PBS, The History Channel, A&E, and others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English