Recommend it to anyone interested in Seth Bullock or the old west in general By their nature historic figures tend to be ocked on particular periods in their Mud and Stars lives If they also happen to become a key character on television or in film it is fairly certain they will be forever stereotyped by that portrayal For many Seth Bullock has become the handsome somewhat idealistic and good hearted sheriff This biography about South Dakotaegend Seth Bullock seems to be well researched Bullock was uite a character It s easy to understand why he and Teddy Roosevelt became friends I read this book to find out about the man whose grave I climbed up to 750 ft above Mt Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood SD just because it was there This book served that purpose Very very thorough But also kinda dry If you want to know who Seth Bullock really was and how he diverged from the character in the Deadwood HBO series this is your book Interesting book for those in to South Dakota history ike me. 01Number of Pages 206Binding Type PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress 2008054154.
After visiting Deadwood and seeing the HBO series I did want to know about the real man He was pretty busy right up until his death The book could have been written with of a feel for the man It was rather ike a textbook However I was glad to read about the real person The book is obviously about Seth Bullock but because of his involvement in the town by necessity it becomes not only a biography of Bullock but also of Deadwood itself Bullock may have been a awman but he had many other positions in town too and was also an entrepreneur who had his hand in many business deals Making sure that Deadwood survived was very important to Bullock and Wolff outlines his involvement in trying to organize and start what the town would need You are told about mining and trying to attract businesses and railroads and start banks and organize a government and all the many other struggles and obstacles the town needed to overcome to survive and grow The book revolves around Bullock and. Book annotation not available for this titleTitle Seth BullockAuthor Wolf.
His involvement in many of these things but it does broaden to a wider scope in that it shows the birth and growing pains of the town and its surrounding environs and all the other people who helped along the way I didn t know much about Seth Bullock when I started the book and it was very interesting to earn how involved he was in the workings of Deadwood and to see how farsighted and far reaching his business ideas were I also Ma mre m'a tu - Survivre au gnocide des Tutsis au Rwanda liked the closeook at all that it takes to start a frontier town and keep it going all the hard work and effort and not just the gunfights and glory But I have to admit that there came a point when I had heard about processing ore than I really cared to Wolff researched his subject well as you can tell from the copious notes and Mes recettes au baby-robot long bibliography The writing was easy to read and understand but definitely academic in style and readsike a text book than a story It is full of interesting information and nitty gritty details and I would definitely. F David APublisher South Dakota State Hist SocietyPublication Date 200906.