Sullivan tells the tale in a Louis L'Amour style that suits the wild, Western subject. Chapter-by-chapter notes at the back of book reveal that the story is 95 percent true. Miller really did shoot a sheriff, have two wives at once, and rise to fame as the bestselling American poet of the age.
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464 pages, 6"x9", 26 illustrations, 1 map
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Joaquin Miller introduced the world to the concept of cowboys and Indians. He went to London dressed like a pony express bandit -- an act that was later copied by Buffalo Bill Cody. Back in Oregon, however, his white wife Minnie Myrtle was not impressed. When she found out that he already had an Indian family in the woods, she divorced him and founded the Oregon women's movement, lecturing at the Oregon State Fair with Susan B. Anthony.