High Noon In Lincoln: Violence on the Western Frontier Book Review Summary

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This is the history of the Lincoln County (NM) War. The author's main point in the introduction is that it was "a war without heroes". Judging by the stupidity of the whole incident (the event, not the writing), it's clear to see there were no heroes and no real winners. It was a war over greed and power and it didn't get nipped in the bud because Lincoln was a small town then, attracted criminal types because law and order was inefficient or partisan, and the army at Fort Stanton was headed by an inept commander who wouldn't have been so bad if he hadn't been a drunkard. The book also has a little bit of Billy the Kid's history, for Billy the Kid buffs.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   Early 1900's    -   19th century History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Nationality?    -   American--West

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Somewhat unsympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   criminals/outlaws Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Dumb


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle Farms/Ranches?    -   Yes

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   4 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   3 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   frustrated How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players How much romance?    -   1 () Minor characters feature lots of:    -   cowboys Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   250-300 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   3 ()

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