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 ten legends featured in Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies docuseries -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.
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Excellent narration! Learned many facts
and characters I was not aware of before taking this journey! Can't wait for Oreilly's next production!
"Great for wild west history buffs"
This was a great book! Tells the facts from the myths. A must read/listen book!
"Made a long dive easy"
Nice narrative style and he clearly says what is surmised or uncertain. If you grew up on westerns, this will be a delight
its a great book of the old west. you learn something new with each chapter
O'Reilly has another excellent book to add to his resume. Totally Non political like his killing series, this is a collection of short biographies about several well know a a couple of not so well known western personalities. Wopat does a good job as narrator. Overall a recommended listen.
"Interesting at first but repetitive"
Good book but after several chapters all of the characters blend into one. Could have been shorter. I liked the performance.
"Another of Bill's Adventure 's"
Some of the stories I've heard before or at least part of them. Overall a really good book. Can't Waite to see the series . Great Job Bill.
"Ok fun "
Good story telling as always good from bill o
I hate his policies but like his research on histrionic events
choice of historical figures is interesting. compared to other similar books this is focused more on the old west. love tom wopat but at times attempts to create voices for different characters and attempts at accents were a bit distracting.
this was really good. ...didn't want to stop listening. Listened to it in less than a day. If you love history, you'll love this
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