The Calamity Papers

The Calamity Papers

Western Myths and Cold Cases

Book - 2004 | First edition
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of rare mysteries and "cold cases" from the American West explores such legends as the suspicious death of Meriwether Lewis, the demise of Billy the Kid, and the relationship between Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.

McMillan Palgrave
Spur Award-winning author, Dale L. Walker continues what he started in Legends and Lies, by uncovering the truth around some of the American West's most famous and infamous figures. Leaving no figure sacred and no stone unturned, Walker dives deep into some of the most enduring myths and legends of the Old West:

*What was the real story behind the death of Meriwether Lewis--suicicide or homicide?

*Did Pat Garrett really kill Billy the Kid, or did the Kid fake his own death and live to a ripe old age?

*What was the real relationship between Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane?

*And who was the woman who claimed to have proof that she was their daughter?

*Was Jack London killed or did he take his own life?

*Who burned Wolf House to the ground?

Asking these and many more questions, The Calamity Papers sheds some necessary light on our history by taking a closer look at some its heroes.


Blackwell North Amer
Dale L. Walker uncovers the truth about some of the American West's most famous and infamous figures. He delves deep into some of the most enduring myths and legends of the Old West to unveil the real stories beneath them.

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of rare mysteries and "cold cases" from the American West, ranging from the eighteenth century to 1916, explores such legends as the suspicious death of Meriwether Lewis, the demise of Billy the Kid, and the relationship between Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2004
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765308313
0765308312
Branch Call Number: 978 Walker 2004
Characteristics: 284 pages ; 22 cm

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