Wild Bill

Feb 6, 2019

Wednesday, we’re telling the story of famed gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok. Biographer Tom Clavin is coming to Utah, and joins us to separate fact from fiction in Wild Bill’s life.

Wednesday, we’re telling the story of famed gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok. Our guest is author Tom Clavin, who says it was an 1867 Harper’s Magazine article about a gambling dispute and a quick-draw duel that spread Wild Bill’s reputation as a sharp-shooter. But that fame also made him a target for men with their own dreams of glory. Tom Clavin is coming to Utah, and joins us to separate fact from fiction in Wild Bill’s life. The real stories may be better than the made-up ones.

Tom Clavin is a journalist and author whose many books include Dodge City and Valley Forge, co-authored with Bob Drury. Clavin's new book is called Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter. [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]

On Saturday, February 9, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tom Clavin will be signing books at the Marmalade Branch of the Salt Lake City Library. He's in Utah as a guest of Utah Humanities and the bookstore The Printed Garden. For more information, visit the Utah Humanities Facebook event page.