Friday, September 24, 2010

Dept. of Recent Acquisitions

You might not guess this from the topics generally covered on Pacific Standard, but I don't do a lot of gun-fighting. Still, I saw this book in the window of Twice Sold Tales (Capitol Hill) and could not pass it up.

At the time of publication, Chic Gaylord was a holster maker in New York City, but, according to the introduction, "Chic's research-oriented mind has probed far beyond the holster, to the gun and gun fighting."

"He brings to combat shooting the thinking of men who live with a gun twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, month in and month out."

"Many of his customers are men who have been in gun fights with well-armed opponents seeking to kill them, and they talk to Chic."

Gaylord also profiles some of the most notorious gunfighters of the old West.

So... that's another invaluable resource for the library.

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