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Title:
Wyoming wind : a story of Tom Horn : a western story
Author:
Chandler, Jon.
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Publication Information:
Waterville, Me. : Five Star, 2002.
Physical Description:
206 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780786237692
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Book

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In this work Jon Chandler takes a fresh and intriguingly different look at the legend of Tom Horn.


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Booklist Review

Tom Horn was a real man, but his life and especially his death have become legend. Horn was reputedly the only white man trusted by Geronimo and later became a stock detective for some of the biggest cattle ranchers in the West. Stock detectives were essentially killers, hired to eliminate cattle rustlers. Due process was not a relevant concept in the West at the time, and stock detectives acted as judge, jury, and executioner. This well-written, carefully researched fictional version of Horn's death focuses on the events surrounding his conviction for murder and subsequent hanging on the plains outside Cheyenne, Wyoming. Horn's saga can be interpreted on many levels: killer gets his just reward; little guy betrayed by big business; and even as history debunked. Some feel that the odd circumstances surrounding Horn's hanging support a theory that he was not hanged and eventually died in a gunfight some years later. All that aside, Chandler has written an exciting, enjoyable western adventure that will appeal to both romantics and realists. --Wes Lukowsky