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John Selman, Gunfighter

by Leon Claire Metz

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  • 22 Currently reading

Published by University of Oklahoma Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Biography: historical,
  • Social history,
  • Southwest, New,
  • Historical - General,
  • U.S. Local History - Western United States,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Selman, John Henry,,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • USA,
  • Historical - U.S,
  • Selman, John Henry,
  • 1839-1896,
  • Biography,
  • Frontier and pioneer life,
  • Outlaws,
  • Peace officers

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages254
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7939620M
    ISBN 100806124199
    ISBN 109780806124193

    At the end of his career, when he was a constable in El Paso, Selman lost his anonymity for all time: He was the man who killed John Wesley Hardin. Metz explores the stories surrounding Hardin's death—some said Selman shot Hardin in the back. Including rare photographs, Metz presents his conclusions about this legendary : Leon C Metz. John Wesley Hardin, aka "Young Seven Up," "Little Arkansas," "Wes Clemmons" and "J. H. Swain," was a notorious outlaw and gunfighter who killed his first man at age 15 in and, according to himself, went on to kill over 40 more by the time he was sent to prison at age

    Literary and other works Metz has penned 17 books, most notably John Selman: Texas Gunfighter and a biography of Old West lawman Pat Garrett. Metz also hosts a weekly column in the El Paso Times. Metz also hosts a weekly column in the El Paso Times.   When the 1st Marine Division began its invasion of Peleliu in September , the operation in the South Pacific was to take but four days. In fact, capturing this small coral island in the Palaus with its strategic airstrip took two months and involved some of the bloodiest fighting of the 4/4(2).

    John Selman (Novem – April 6, ) was sometimes identified as an outlaw and sometimes a working lawman of the Old is best known as the man who shot John Wesley Hardin in the Acme Saloon in El Paso, Texas, on Aug Early life, service with the Confederacy. John Henry Selman was born in Madison County, was the son of Jeremiah Selman. The Baddest of them ALL - John Wesley Hardin was an outlaw and gunfighter. He is believed to have killed a total of 44 men. He was shot to death in by John Selman Sr. in the Acme Saloon in El Paso, Texas. John Wesley Hardin - The Wild West, Old West, .


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John Selman, Gunfighter by Leon Claire Metz Download PDF EPUB FB2

Selman is kind of a boring character anyway, noted mainly for his killing of the true hard case gunfighter John Wesley Hardin, Selman was a minor player in the west.

With my interest in Fort Griffin and Selman's ties to that location, I had to get this book to read, and it does provide some good info otherwise not normally found anywhere/5(6). out of 5 stars John Selman Texas Gunfighter. Reviewed in the United States on J Verified Purchase. This is an older published book on John Selman but, I find sometimes the older, the more information.

If one wants research information, as well as interesting, detail facts, you cannot go wrong on this book. I had saved it for /5(3).

John Selman Gunfighter book. John Selman Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Selman was a typical frontier character. He grew up on the e /5. The life story of John Selman, the Texas-New Mexico gunman and killer of John Wesley Hardin.

Although he was at various times both an outlaw and a lawman and this book is even handed, there is little doubt that Selman was a cold blooded sociopath. John Selman, before he, too, was gunned down, bad outlived all of the other gunslingers of the Old West and John Selman passing really noted the passing of an era.

"— Annals of Wyoming "This is quite a book about one of the West's most infamous gunmen, about whom very little bas been written. John Selman, gunfighter.

[Leon Claire Metz] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for John Henry Selman; John Henry Selman: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Leon Claire Metz. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: John Wesley Hardin ( – Aug ) was an American Old West outlaw, gunfighter, and controversial folk son of a Methodist preacher, Hardin got into trouble with the law from an early age.

He killed his first man at age 15; he claimed it was in of death: Gunshot wound. John Selman, gunfighter. [Leon Claire Metz] This text examining the life of John Selman, a typical frontiersman of the American Old West, covers his Civil War service and his escapades in Texas and New Mexico.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: Leon Claire Metz. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. John Selman, Gunfighter Metz, Leon Claire, "Selman was a typical frontier character. He grew up on the edge of civilization; fought with (and deserted) the Confederacy, became the leader of a hard-case gang in New Mexico during Lincoln County War days, and ended his career as a more-or-less respectable policeman in El Paso.

John Selman, before he, too, was gunned down, bad outlived all of the other gunslingers of the Old West and his passing really noted the passing of an era. "— Annals of Wyoming "This is quite a book about one of the West's most infamous gunmen, about whom very little bas been : University of Oklahoma Press.

Info from the book John Selman Gunfighter by Leon Metz. some of the info from Pat Kennedy. Death of John Selman Jr. John Marion Selman, a former special agent for the Union Pacific Railroad company here, and a veteran of the Spanish-American war, died in Rockdale, Texas, Wednesday of a heart ailment, it was learned here Friday.

: South San Gabriel Cemetery, South San Gabriel. John Selman: Texas Gunfighter, Leon Metz, University of Oklahoma Press (). As usual, Leon's books are well worth reading. This is the best - and as far as CooperToons knows - the only biography of John Selman.

A well written and documented book with details on his fights with John Wesly Hardin and George Scarborough. John Selman Texas Gunfighter, by Leon Claire Metz, Hastings House, New York,First edition, hardback, pages, 8 pages of photographs This first book by well-known El Paso author Leon Metz; Full-length biography of John Selman, the outlaw leader best known for killing John Wesley Hardin.; After an average childhood Selman became a "late blooming dark angel," as Metz describes himSeller Rating: % positive.

John Selman Gunfighter by Leon C. Metz,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(13). This a story that came from the book John Selman Gunfighter. John was cleaning his gun when he heard the dog barking he opened the door to see what was going on and the dog shot between his legs and went to hide behind Edna.

John barely got out of the way Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam County. John Marion was acting constable when his father was away. John Marion was around 19 and was well know around El Paso. The newspapers frequently spoke well of him.

John Marion described his life in an unpublishrd manuscript preserved by his descendants. Info from the. John Selman. In El Paso Selman spent most of his time in the city’s gambling dens and an occasional job as a constable.

In August, the year-old Selman took year old Romula Granadine as his bride. Bass (Baz) L. Outlaw was a lawman, gunfighter, and Texas Ranger during the days of the American West.

Bass Outlaw was born in to Meshack Napoleon and MaryAnn Elizabeth Smith Outlaw in Lee County, Georgia. Fron a good family, Bass grew up to be a refined gentleman, but he had a serious drinking problem that continually got him into trouble.

After he allegedly killed a man in Georgia. Crumpling to the floor, Hardin falls face up, as Selman steps over him and fires three more times, hitting Hardin in the chest and taking the tip off the gunfighter’s pinkie on his left hand. As patrons clamber for the exits, Constable John Selman, Jr.

runs in and grabs his dad’s arm, saying, “Don’t shoot anymore. He’s dead!”. John Beckwith () – A native of New Mexico, John was born on Januand along with his older brother Robert, ran a cattle ranch on the east side of the Pecos River in Lincoln John and his brother were working as deputies under Sheriff William Brady, when a posse was sent out to attach rival faction leader, John Tunstall’s cattle.

The chapter on Miller nails him as the true badman he was, in spite of his likeability. Metz examines Miller in more detail in two of his other books—John Selman, Gunfighter () and John Wesley Hardin: Dark Angel of Texas ().

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (, on DVD and video, MGM).Gunfighter book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. NO REMORSETexas, Outlawed by his first kill at age fifteen, John /5.John Wesley Hardin, Texas' most notorious gunfighter, had star quality.

While still a teenager, he earned the respect of noted gunslingers like Bill Longley, Ben Thompson, Jeff Milton, and Wild.