From Guns to Gavels: How Justice Grew Up in the Outlaw West

By

Lost in the Western frontier tales of steely-eyed gunfighters, crafty cattle thieves, and daring bank robbers is the slow but steady evolution of the American West from a lawless region to a land of law and order. Bill Neal is well versed in this forgotten and largely ignored chapter of the “Wild West” both through his years as a criminal lawyer and as an award-winning historian. He focuses on West Texas from the 1890s to the 1920s and introduces a number of truly remarkable characters and equally exciting historical events. Readers will be captivated by the savage Tom Ross, the desperate John Matthews-Bill McDonald feud, and numerous other stories from the Texas of both legend and fact. Any historical fiction writer seeking food for thought for frontier tales need search no longer.

Share this review

Now available to buy on Kindle

Award-winning novel of the Great War.

Details

Publisher

Published

Genre

Period

Century

Price
(US) $29.95

ISBN
(US) 9780896726376

Format
Hardback

Pages
384

Review

Appeared in

Reviewed by