Western Author Reveals Location of the Real Wild West: Silver City, New Mexico

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Bob Alexander, award-winning western author, details the history of Silver City, New Mexico, and why Billy the Kid used this town as a launching pad for his life of crime.

Books abound that tell the story of the outlaws, Indians, and cowboys of 19th century America. But, few of these histories are as well-researched or told with such authentic flavor as Bob Alexander's new book, Six-Guns and Single-Jacks (ISBN 0-9765728-0-X).

Alexander, one of the foremost writers in the field of Southwestern history, has achieved a new level of excellence with this, his latest book.

Readers will travel back in time as Alexander colorfully recounts tales of the violence and lawlessness that made Silver City and Old Grant's County, New Mexico one of the most dangerous places in the Southwest.

Silver City's history, previously known only to a small cadre of Western enthusiasts, comes to life in the form of a violent cultural collision. There, settlers and Apache struggled for control of this rugged mountain haven, while later the likes of Billy the Kid used it as a launching pad for a life time of crime.

Published by Gila Books, Six-Guns and Single-Jacks has already won praise from top names in the Western field. Chuck Parsons, a renowned Outlaw/Lawman authority writes Six-Guns and Single-Jacks is a "superbly researched biography of a town and county . . . and reading its history is like holding up a mirror to the entire Western adventure."

Robert McCubbin, publisher of True West Magazine, assures readers they will "find new and interesting facts in this thoroughly documented account of a previously neglected area of the Old West."

Six-Guns and Single-Jacks is available from Gila Books (http://www.gilabooks.com), publisher of the newest books about the Old West.

Gila Books is a niche book publishing company headquartered in Silver City, New Mexico, staffed by publishing professionals across North America.

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