Gunslingers, outlaws, and armed conflicts. Such was the western United States during the first years of expansion. Legends of the Wild West brings to life the fascinating history, lore, and culture of the great American frontier from west of the Mississippi River to the wide expanses of the Western prairies and deserts. Many of these names have a mythic quality that has overtaken these people's true history. Featuring full-colour and black-and-white photographs, this biography set from Chelsea House addresses the truth behind the legend. Each Western personality is rendered in captivating detail as students read about these interesting lives. Further resources such as a chronology and timeline, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index will assist student researchers using these books for class projects.