|And Not to Yield (2004) [Novel]|
by Randy Lee Eickhoff
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Wild Bill Hickok made his reputation as a gunslinger extraordinaire, and his legend has titillated journalists, novelists, and historians ever since. Starting from his humble upbringing by devout, staunchly Abolitionist parents to his education nourished by Greek and Arthurian legends, Hickok's story eventually fpund him succeed as a rancher, gambler, Union soldier, Indian fighter, lawman, baseball umpire, merchant, actor, marksman nonpareil—and lusty lover of whores, debutantes, and Libbie Custer.
But Hickok's many talents could not bring him peace. Guided and plagued by phantoms from his past, blessed and cursed with supernatural gifts, Hickok, like his hero Ulysses, must fulfill his destiny through his travels. From bleak upstate New York to the rugged Badlands, from New York City's Broadway to the Rockies, from the Mississippi riverboats to the Great Salt Flats, here is the story of a complex hero whose exploits have become part of the lore of the American frontier.
Original title: And Not to Yield: A Novel of the Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Celebrity Characters