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After visiting Deadwood and seeing the HBO series I did want to knowabout the real man He was pretty busy right up until his death The book could have been written withof a feel for the man It was rather like a textbook However, I was glad to read about the real person. [[ Read ]] ⇩ Seth Bullock: Black Hills Lawman ⇡ Book annotation not available for this titleTitle Seth BullockAuthor Wolff, David APublisher South Dakota State Hist SocietyPublication Date Number of Pages Binding Type PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress Very, very thorough But also kinda dry If you want to know who Seth Bullock really was, and how he diverged from the character in the Deadwood HBO series, this is your book. The book is, obviously, about Seth Bullock but because of his involvement in the town, by necessity, it becomes not only a biography of Bullock but also of Deadwood itself Bullock may have been a lawman but he had many other positions in town too and was also an entrepreneur who had his hand in many business deals Making sure that Deadwood survived was very important to Bullock and Wolff outlines his involvement in trying to organize and start what the town would need You are told about minin The book is, obviously, about Seth Bullock but because of his involvement in the town, by necessity, it becomes not only a biography of Bullock but also of Deadwood itself Bullock may have been a lawman but he had many other positions in town too and was also an entrepreneur who had his hand in many business deals Making sure that Deadwood survived was very important to Bullock and Wolff outlines his involvement in trying to organize and start what the town would need You are told about mining, and trying to attract businesses and railroads, and start banks, and organize a government and all the many other struggles and obstacles the town needed to overcome to survive and grow The book revolves around Bullock and his involvement in many of these things but it does broaden to a wider scope in that it shows the birth and growing pains of the town and its surrounding environs and all the other people who helped along the way I didn t know much about Seth Bullock when I started the book and it was very interesting to learn how involved he was in the workings of Deadwood and to see how farsighted and far reaching his business ideas were I also liked the close look at all that it takes to start a frontier town and keep it going, all the hard work and effort and not just the gunfights and glory But I have to admit that there came a point when I had heardabout processing ore than I really cared to Wolff researched his subject well as you can tell from the copious notes and long bibliography The writing was easy to read and understand but definitely academic in style and readslike a text book than a story It is full of interesting information and nitty gritty details and I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in Seth Bullock or the old west in general Interesting book for those in to South Dakota history like me I read this book to find out about the man whose grave I climbed up to, 750 ft above Mt Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood, SD, just because it was there This book served that purpose.