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The United States Marshals: Of New Mexico and Arizona Territories 1846-1912 (Paperback)
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The United States Marshals: Of New Mexico and Arizona Territories 1846-1912 (Paperback)

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Paperback 315 Pages / Published: 28/02/1982
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This classic history of frontier violence and law enforcement presents a thoroughly researched, well-documented, and entertaining account of the United States marshals in tumultuous territorial New Mexico and Arizona. Included in the story are notable lawmen such as john Pratt, John E Sherman and Creighton M Foraker and legendary gunfighters such as Billy the Kid, 'Doc' Holliday, and the Earp Brothers. With detailed accounts of many other lesser-known lawmen and criminals, Ball gives a well-rounded history of the mundane as well as the spectacular incidents in the lives of these federal lawmen.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826306173
Number of pages: 315
Weight: 555 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The author presents a slice of Western society that we seldom see: its social and political mores, its racism, its individualism, its brutality, its strength, and its foolishness . . . a tale of difficult, troublesome years, and Ball tells it well."
"The complete picture of the U.S. Marshal in the West, told from official documents and the daily press."
Will probably become the standard source on the federal marshalcy in the New Mexico and Arizona territories.
The author presents a slice of Western society that we seldom see: its social and political mores, its racism, its individualism, its brutality, its strength, and its foolishness . . . a tale of difficult, troublesome years, and Ball tells it well.
Well written, definitive . . . strips away legend and delineates the positive role [marshals] played in maintaining peace in Arizona and New Mexico.
aWill probably become the standard source on the federal marshalcy in the New Mexico and Arizona territories.a
aWell written, definitive . . . strips away legend and delineates the positive role [marshals] played in maintaining peace in Arizona and New Mexico.a
aThe author presents a slice of Western society that we seldom see: its social and political mores, its racism, its individualism, its brutality, its strength, and its foolishness . . . a tale of difficult, troublesome years, and Ball tells it well.a

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