Tom Clavin will Present his New Hardcover ~ Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Tom Clavin, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Dodge City, will Present his New Hardcover Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library.

ABOUT TOM CLAVIN:  Tom Clavin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper and web site editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His books include Dodge CityThe Heart of Everything That Is, Halsey's Typhoon, and Reckless. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City.

In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO—the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West.

James Butler Hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. He crossed paths with General Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi.

Wild Bill also fell in love—multiple times—before marrying the true love of his life, Agnes Lake, the impresario of a traveling circus. He would be buried however, next to fabled frontierswoman Calamity Jane. Even before his death, Wild Bill became a legend, with fiction sometimes supplanting fact in the stories that surfaced.

Once, in a bar in Nebraska, he was confronted by four men, three of whom he killed in the ensuing gunfight. A famous Harper’s Magazine article credited Hickok with slaying 10 men that day; by the 1870s, his career-long kill count was up to 100. The legend of Wild Bill has only grown since his death in 1876, when cowardly Jack McCall famously put a bullet through the back of his head during a card game.

Bestselling author Tom Clavin has sifted through years of western lore to bring Hickock fully to life in this rip-roaring, spellbinding true story.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, February 07, 2019, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64157

EVENT FORMAT:  Tom Clavin will Present his New Hardcover  Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter , followed by a discussion with the audience.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Tom Clavin will Autograph his New Hardcovers that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at or prior to this Event.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.MyMCPL.org/Events/Speaker-Series or Call the Library at 816-883-4900.  Rainy Day Books will have Tom Clavin's Books for Sale at this Event, or you may Pre-Order for In-Store or At-Event Pick-Up through the link below.  Seating is General Admission.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157
$29.99
SKU: A9781250173799

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover copy of Wild Bill by Tom Clavin.


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