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Mythmakers of the west

shaping America"s imagination

by Murray, John A.

  • 388 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Northland Pub. in Flagstaff, Ariz .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.),
  • Legends,
  • Landscape
    • Subjects:
    • Regionalism -- West (U.S.),
    • West (U.S.) -- Civilization,
    • Legends -- West (U.S.),
    • Landscape -- West (U.S.),
    • West (U.S.) -- Intellectual life,
    • West (U.S.) -- In mass media

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-176) and index.

      Statementby John A. Murray.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF591 M93 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 184 p. :
      Number of Pages184
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3945643M
      ISBN 100873587723
      LC Control Number2001030112
      OCLC/WorldCa45917294

      Get this from a library! Butch Cassidy: the true story of an American outlaw. [Charles Leerhsen] -- "For a century Butch Cassidy has been the subject of legends about his life and death, spawning a small industry of mythmakers and a major Hollywood film. Charles Leerhsen sorts out fact from fiction.   Mythmakers, including Hickok himself, tallied that number up to a hundred. Years later he came to regret that. Still, Wild Bill led a full life. During his storied career, Hickok was a Union spy and scout for the Army against the Indians. He hunted on the Plains with the royal Russian family and toured briefly with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show.

      This book reveals that Butch lived a full American West life before and during his time with the Sundance Kid. Tom Clavin Combining first-rate research with a lively narrative, Charles Leerhsen has given readers an impressive, compelling portrait of the charming, debonair, ranch hand-turned-outlaw, Butch Cassidy. The latter half of the book is relatively honest, but the descriptions of his early life are almost completely fabricated, albeit impressive in their detail. According to James, he had a mother who died of the flu when James was an infant and a father who was gored by a steer when James was 4.

      This book considers the significance of this confluence through an examination of myths in the writings of H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick and Frank Herbert. Presenting fresh insights into their works, the author brings to light the tendency of science fiction narratives to reaffirm spiritual myths.   With Jack Lemmon, Lloyd Bridges, Conchata Ferrell, Laurence Fishburne.


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Mythmakers of the West: Shaping America's Imagination. John A. Murray. Northland Pub., - History Most recently, he is the author of the acclaimed book "Cinema Southwest". He lives in Denver. Bibliographic information. Title: Mythmakers of the West: Shaping America's Imagination: Author: John A.

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Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and complicated man than legend provides.

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