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The Resource John Ringo, king of the cowboys : his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone, David Johnson

John Ringo, king of the cowboys : his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone, David Johnson

Label
John Ringo, king of the cowboys : his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone
Title
John Ringo, king of the cowboys
Title remainder
his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone
Statement of responsibility
David Johnson
Title variation
King of the cowboys
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few names in the lore of western gunmen are as recognizable. Few lives of the most notorious are as little known. Romanticized and made legendary, John Ringo fought and killed for what he believed was right. As a teenager, Ringo was rushed into sudden adulthood when his father was killed tragically in the midst of the family's overland trek to California. As a young man he became embroiled in the blood feud turbulence of post-Reconstruction Texas. The Mason County "Hoo Doo" War in Texas began as a war over range rights, but it swiftly deteriorated into blood vengeance and spiraled out of control as the body count rose. In this charnel house Ringo gained a reputation as a dangerous gunfighter and man killer. He was proclaimed throughout the state as a daring leader, a desperate man, and a champion of the feud. Following incarceration for his role in the feud, Ringo was elected as a lawman in Mason County, the epicenter of the feud's origin. The reputation he earned in Texas, further inflated by his willingness to shoot it out with Victorio's raiders during a deadly confrontation in New Mexico, preceded him to Tombstone in territorial Arizona. Ringo became immersed in the area's partisan politics and factionalized violence. A champion of the largely Democratic ranchers, Ringo would become known as a leader of one of these elements, the Cowboys. He ran at bloody, tragic odds with the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday, finally being part of the posse that hounded these fugitives from Arizona. In the end, Ringo died mysteriously in the Arizona desert, his death welcomed by some, mourned by others, wrongly claimed by a few. Initially published in 1996, John Ringo has been updated to a second edition with much new information researched and uncovered by David Johnson and other Ringo researchers
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, David
Dewey number
  • 979.02092 B 22
  • B
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F786.R57
LC item number
J64 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A.C. Greene series
Series volume
no. 6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ringo, John
  • Outlaws
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Southwest, New
Label
John Ringo, king of the cowboys : his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone, David Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 17
  • Chapter 4
  • "I pray God we may get along safely"
  • 25
  • Chapter 5
  • "Mrs. Mary Ringo, Proprietress"
  • 35
  • Chapter 6
  • "The people he fell in with were fighters"
  • 44
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • "Back-shooting border scum and thieves"
  • 54
  • Chapter 8
  • "The mob has been operating some"
  • 63
  • Chapter 9
  • "Hell has broke loose up here"
  • 74
  • Chapter 10
  • "A Hamlet among outlaws"
  • "Alias Long John"
  • 87
  • Chapter 11
  • "State of Texas vs. John Ringo"
  • 98
  • Chapter 12
  • "Brave and fearless"
  • 109
  • Chapter 13
  • "Disrupting a young economy"
  • 1
  • 119
  • Chapter 14
  • "And a stray cat"
  • 130
  • Chapter 15
  • "As well known as Satan himself"
  • 140
  • Chapter 16
  • "John R. Godalmighty"
  • 153
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 17
  • "A killer and professional cutthroat"
  • 165
  • Chapter 18
  • "Armed with a Henry side"
  • 176
  • Chapter 19
  • "The sympathy of the border people seems to be with them"
  • 190
  • Chapter 20
  • "Passionate, domineering and dangerous"
  • "Desperate and dangerous"
  • 205
  • Chapter 21
  • "We have seen that he lied"
  • 216
  • Chapter 22
  • "Ringo ... the cowboy leader"
  • 226
  • Chapter 23
  • "Blood will surely come"
  • 9
  • 236
  • Chapter 24
  • "His band of questionable repute"
  • 245
  • Chapter 25
  • "Many friends will mourn him"
  • 256
  • Chapter 26
  • "Bitter and conspiratorial silence"
  • 268
  • Chapter 3
  • "Ringo & Pryor"
Control code
ocm183267085
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 366 pages
Isbn
9781574412437
Lccn
2008277402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)183267085
  • (Sirsi) a1122355
Label
John Ringo, king of the cowboys : his life and times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone, David Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 17
  • Chapter 4
  • "I pray God we may get along safely"
  • 25
  • Chapter 5
  • "Mrs. Mary Ringo, Proprietress"
  • 35
  • Chapter 6
  • "The people he fell in with were fighters"
  • 44
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • "Back-shooting border scum and thieves"
  • 54
  • Chapter 8
  • "The mob has been operating some"
  • 63
  • Chapter 9
  • "Hell has broke loose up here"
  • 74
  • Chapter 10
  • "A Hamlet among outlaws"
  • "Alias Long John"
  • 87
  • Chapter 11
  • "State of Texas vs. John Ringo"
  • 98
  • Chapter 12
  • "Brave and fearless"
  • 109
  • Chapter 13
  • "Disrupting a young economy"
  • 1
  • 119
  • Chapter 14
  • "And a stray cat"
  • 130
  • Chapter 15
  • "As well known as Satan himself"
  • 140
  • Chapter 16
  • "John R. Godalmighty"
  • 153
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 17
  • "A killer and professional cutthroat"
  • 165
  • Chapter 18
  • "Armed with a Henry side"
  • 176
  • Chapter 19
  • "The sympathy of the border people seems to be with them"
  • 190
  • Chapter 20
  • "Passionate, domineering and dangerous"
  • "Desperate and dangerous"
  • 205
  • Chapter 21
  • "We have seen that he lied"
  • 216
  • Chapter 22
  • "Ringo ... the cowboy leader"
  • 226
  • Chapter 23
  • "Blood will surely come"
  • 9
  • 236
  • Chapter 24
  • "His band of questionable repute"
  • 245
  • Chapter 25
  • "Many friends will mourn him"
  • 256
  • Chapter 26
  • "Bitter and conspiratorial silence"
  • 268
  • Chapter 3
  • "Ringo & Pryor"
Control code
ocm183267085
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 366 pages
Isbn
9781574412437
Lccn
2008277402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)183267085
  • (Sirsi) a1122355

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