9781627795074

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

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    9781627795074

  • ISBN10:

    1627795073

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/7/2015
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

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Summary


The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know

How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the "gentleman bandit" and one of the west's most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West? All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here--some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the legends featured in Bill O'Reilly's ten week run of historic episodic specials-from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday-- accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley.

Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation's rich history.

Author Biography

Bill O'Reilly is the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news show in the country. He also writes a syndicated newspaper column and is the author of several number-one bestselling books. He is, perhaps, the most-talked-about political commentator in America.

David Fisher is the author of 18 New York Times bestsellers, writing about a wide variety of topics. He is the only writer ever to have a novel, a work of non-fiction and a reference book offered simultaneously by the Book-of-the-Month club, as well as the only reporter ever given complete access to the FBI's forensic laboratory. His work has also appeared in most major magazines and many newspapers. He lives in New York with his wife, two sons and the exuberant Chihuahua, Willy.

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