Thursday, January 29, 2009

Reeves Update

Yesterday, I put up a post about my search for a definitive bio on Bass Reeves. Today, Art Burton, the foremost authority on Reeves, stopped by to shed some light on this fascinating man. I've looked up Mr. Burton's book Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves and found it's available through Barnes and Noble, and I'm planning to order a copy tonight.

In his comment, Mr. Burton extended this invitation: "If anyone would like to work on a Reeves project, print or film, they can contact me at aburton@southsuburbancollege.edu." You can read his full response in the comments section of my previous post on Bass Reeves.

7 comments:

sandra seamans said...

It's so amazing how people find each other in the blog world, isn't it?

RReynolds said...

I will check it out. I have not read a good biography in a long time.

Leon Basin said...

That looks good! I will check it out. How are you ? Thanks for commenting on my.

Barbara Martin said...

Isn't that nice to have an author pop up out of the blue to comment on a subject you've just posted.

There's a lot of hidden history out there, David, just waiting to be found and reported on. This book looks very interesting and I'm put in on my TBR list.

Josh said...

thats freaking awesome. and thanks man, glad you and the mrs's like the story.

Paul Brazill said...

Now THAT is what I call a successful post. What a BUZZ!

David Cranmer said...

Sandra, It is and I'm grateful to him for taking the time.

RReynolds, I'm glad we could help.

Leon, No problema and I'll be back. That was a good post.

Barbara, Our combined TBR is outta control:)

Josh, That image you wrote about is beyond funny. I think you should begin your bio a little early.

Paul, I'm hoping others order the book too. This man's life story should be right up there with Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill.