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    William B. Jr. Secrest(Author)

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Punctuated by gunshots and hoof beats, this engaging collection presents six biographies of hardened lawmen in Old California. Illustrating the dangerous lives of these brave enforcers, this historical study documents how Sheriff Hiram Rapelje rose to the heights and fell to the depths of his profession, while Detective Emil Harris earned a statewide reputation. From William J. Howard's role in tracking down the infamous bandit, Joaquin Murrieta, to those who were killed gun fighting in the line of duty, this vivid depiction sheds a fascinating light on a number of colorful personalities within a forgotten era.

"In "Showdown!" Secrest has rescued a number of nineteenth-century California lawmen from an undeserved obscurity while providing the stories of their times as a backdrop for their truly amazing feats." "--"Kevin J. Mullen, author, "Chinatown Squad""A remarkable look at some of the most noted, but now forgotten, lawmen of the California frontier. Once again Bill Secrest has aimed straight and hit the bullseye." "--"John Boessenecker", " author, "Gold Dust" and "Gunsmoke""True stories of men of the law standing against a wild and untamed land. An exciting and intriguing piece of history, "Showdown!" is a fine read, very highly recommended." --"Midwest Book Review California Bookwatch""William B. Secrest is the dean of California's Old West historians. Showdown features six officers who aren't well remembered today . . . Secrest tells their stories honestly; several had dark sides." "--True West""Punctuated by gunshots and hoof beats, this engaging collection . . . [and] vivid depiction sheds a fascinating light on a number of colorful personalities within a forgotten era." --"Independent Publisher"""Punctuated by gunshots and hoof beats, this engaging collection . . . [and] vivid depiction sheds a fascinating light on a number of colorful personalities within a forgotten era."" --""Independent Publisher""

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