Although he was Never Immortalized in a dime novel or Hollywood western, John J. Healy (1840-1908) was one of the most influential figures of the westward movement. From Irish famine to army saddle, from taking on powerful monopolies to trading with the Blackfoot, from political manoeuvring to hunting down rustlers behind a sheriff's badge, Healy challenged life, nature, enemies, and governments head on. In his own time, Healy was inflated to heroic myth by some and derided as a controversial agent of change by others. And, as Healy's West demonstrates, the man fit both, moulds. This is the most complete and truly balanced account of Healy's life ever published. An entertaining and critical portrayal of the west's most charismatic figure, Healy's West is a must-read for any history buff. Book jacket.
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The Life and Times of John J. Healy
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