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DeArment, Robert K. 1925-

Works: 27 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 9,689 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Local history  Autobiographies  Anecdotes  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Author of introduction
Classifications: F594.M33, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert K DeArment
Bat Masterson, the man and the legend by Robert K DeArment( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After describing Masterson the Western hero, DeArment continues the story of Masterson's later life as a fight promoter and a New York newspaperman
Jim Courtright of Fort Worth : his life and legend by Robert K DeArment( )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of the Marlows : a true story of frontier life of early days by William Rathmell( )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rathmell's book, biased in favor of the five Marlow brothers, has long been out of print. Robert K. DeArment has sifted through the evidence and presents an objective, annotated edition. Readers can judge for themselves: were the Marlows as law-abiding as Rathmell claims?
Alias Frank Canton by Robert K DeArment( )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here for the first time is the complete life story of the controversial lawman Frank Canton, born Joe Horner, who, after conviction and imprisonment for armed robbery, escaped to change his name and transform himself into an ambitious, hard-working peace officer pursuing felons all over the western frontier for almost half a century. Canton was active in widely separate sections of the country - Texas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Alaska - during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth. Western historian Robert K. DeArment has tracked down the facts of the mysterious Canton's early life and misdeeds in Texas; his participation in the Johnson County War as an agent of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association; his pursuit of the Daltons, Bill Doolin, and other outlaws in Oklahoma Territory; his experiences as a peace officer and gold prospector in Alaska; his career as a bounty hunter; and his ultimate success as adjutant general of the new state of Oklahoma. Based on exhaustive study of primary materials - court records, contemporary periodicals, and Canton's own writings and memorabilia collected during his lifetime - this fast-paced, objective biography will give readers unique insights into the legendary Canton's eventful life and a better understanding of how the rule of law was brought to the West by six-guns
Knights of the green cloth : the saga of the frontier gamblers by Robert K DeArment( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadly dozen : twelve forgotten gunfighters of the old West by Robert K DeArment( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2021 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Scarborough : the life and death of a lawman on the closing frontier by Robert K DeArment( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George killed John Selman, and now the story of his life and his controversial killings while wearing the badge--show who he was tried 3 times and acquitted each time
Doc Holliday : a family portrait by Karen Holliday Tanner( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book a distant cousin reveals the real man behind the legend. Shedding light on Holliday's early years in a prominent Georgia family during the Civil War and Reconstruction, she examines the elements that shaped his destiny: his birth defect, the death of his mother and estrangement from his father, and the diagnosis of tuberculosis, which led to his journey west
Man-hunters of the Old West by Robert K DeArment( )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Settlers in the frontier West were often easy prey for criminals. Policing efforts were scattered at best and often amounted to vigilante retaliation. To create a semblance of order, freelance enforcers of the law known as man-hunters undertook the search for fugitives. These pursuers have often been portrayed as ruthless bounty hunters, no better than the felons they pursued. Robert K. DeArment's detailed account of their careers redeems their reputations and reveals the truth behind their fascinating legends
Gunfighter in Gotham : Bat Masterson's New York City years by Robert K DeArment( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following up on his earlier book, Bat Masterson: The Man and the Legend, which examined the life of William Barclay Masterson (1853-1921) as a frontiersman of the American West, DeArment here turns his attention to Masterson's late-life career as a sportswriter in New York City. He describes Masterson's influence on the world of sports, his social life centered on the theater district of Broadway, and other aspects of Masterson's later career
Early days in Texas : a trip to hell and heaven by Jim McIntire( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gentlemen, reprobate, killer, lawman--Jim McIntire was all of these, and more. In the 1870s McIntire was a regular fixture in the life of such Texas towns as Fort Griffin, Jacksboro, Fort Belknap, and Mobeetie. The handsome young man soon built a quick-gun reputation that in the 1880s led him into city law enforcement in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and later branded him an outlaw. A near-death experience in 1901 prompted a nevertheless unrepentant McIntire to pen his life story. Rich with detail, his narrative chronicles a violent time on the nineteenth-century frontier, revealing attitudes of frontier folk toward bigotry, cruelty to humans and animals, law enforcement, buffalo hunting, saloons, gambling, and more. Notable frontier figures parade through his narrative, including legendary lawmen Pat Garrett, John W. Poe, and Wyatt Earp, and an assortment of outlaws and gunfighters, such as Sam Bass, Billy the Kid, Jim Courtright, and "Mysterious Dave" Mather. Robert K. DeArment's careful editing and extensive annotations correct McIntire's errors of fact, chronology, and omission, placing Early Days in Texas among the important firsthand accounts of life on the rough edge of the Texas and New Mexico frontier -- Back cover
Bravo of the Brazos : John Larn of Fort Griffin, Texas by Robert K DeArment( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Except for western history buffs, almost everyone has forgotten the Texas outlaw John Larn. Yet more than a century after his death in 1878, the mere mention of his name can trigger strong reactions along the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in northern Texas. In Bravo of the Brazos, Robert K. DeArment tells for the first time the complete story of this enigmatic and controversial figure."--Cover
Ballots and bullets : the bloody county seat wars of Kansas by Robert K DeArment( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bleeding Kansas" has earned its name. A state already scarred from the violence wrought by the likes of John Brown and William Quantrill, Kansas witnessed further episodes of wanton bloodshed in the late nineteenth century when settlers poured into a supposedly peaceful frontier. Focusing on the tumultuous years 1885-1892, Robert K. DeArment's compelling narrative is the first to reveal the complete story of the county seat wars that raged in Kansas-controversial episodes that made national news in the late 1900s but are largely unknown today. With a story populated by some of the most notorious characters of the West-including Sam Wood, Theodosius Botkin, Bat Masterson, and Bill Tilghman-Ballots and Bullets relives the violence that only avarice can breed. Ordinary, decent citizens were drawn into bitter conflicts to advance their own communities and block the fortunes of other towns, even if it meant using hired gunmen. Gripping and historically accurate, DeArment's account reveals a shocking chapter in the history of the West
Assault on the Deadwood stage : road agents and shotgun messengers by Robert K DeArment( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rough ride to redemption : the Ben Daniels story by Robert K DeArment( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He may be little-known today, but Ben Daniels was at the center of the action in the Old West - whether on the buffalo ranges of Texas, in the roaring cowtown of Dodge City, or in the mining boomtown of Cripple Creek. Truth be told, Benjamin Franklin Daniels was a feared gunman who typified the journeyman gunfighter every bit as much as those whose names have become legend. Yet his story has eluded researchers and yarn-spinners alike - until now." "Two prominent western historians have teamed up to tell the story of Ben Daniels's rise from outlaw and convict to presidential protege and high-ranking officer of the law. Tracing his life from jailhouse to White House, from Dodge City to San Juan Hill, Robert K. DeArment and Jack DeMattos present a full-length biography of Daniels, the most controversial of Teddy Roosevelt's "White House Gunfighters," showing that, while not as celebrated as other great shootists, he was as colorful, and his story is as engrossing as any of theirs." "The book faithfully traces Daniels's early years, the time he spent in the Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary for stealing government mules, his rebirth as a Dodge City lawman - including the controversy over his shooting a man in the back - and his part in the Battle of Cimarron. Following military service with the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, Daniels was appointed by President Roosevelt as U.S. marshal for the turbulent Arizona Territory. Daniels was as quick with his mind as with a gun, but he had a rough ride to redemption."--Jacket
Trailing Billy the Kid by Philip J Rasch( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gunsmoke in Lincoln County by Philip J Rasch( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Thompson : portrait of a gunfighter by Thomas C Bicknell( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Thompson was a remarkable man, and few Texans can claim to have crowded more excitement, danger, drama, and tragedy into their lives than he did. He was an Indian fighter, Texas Ranger, Confederate cavalryman, mercenary for a foreign emperor, hired gun for a railroad, an elected lawman, professional gambler, and the victor of numerous gunfights. As a leading member of the Wild West's sporting element, Ben Thompson spent most of his life moving in the unsavory underbelly of the West: saloons, dance-houses, billiard halls, bordellos, and gambling dens. During these travels many of the Wild West's most famous icons--Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin, John Ringo, and Buffalo Bill Cody--became acquainted with Ben Thompson. Some of these men called him a friend; others considered him a deadly enemy. In life and in death no one ever doubted Ben Thompson's courage; one Texas newspaperman asserted he was "perfectly fearless, a perfect lion in nature when aroused." This willingness to trust his life to his expertise with a pistol placed Thompson prominently among the western frontier's most flamboyant breed of men: gunfighters
Warriors of Lincoln County by Philip J Rasch( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperadoes of Arizona Territory by Philip J Rasch( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Life of the Marlows : a true story of frontier life of early daysAlias Frank CantonKnights of the green cloth : the saga of the frontier gamblersDeadly dozen : twelve forgotten gunfighters of the old WestGeorge Scarborough : the life and death of a lawman on the closing frontierDoc Holliday : a family portraitMan-hunters of the Old WestGunfighter in Gotham : Bat Masterson's New York City years
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Arment, Robert K. de 1925-

De Arment, Robert K. 1925-

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