JIM COURTRIGHT OF FORT WORTH: HIS LIFE AND LEGEND.
Ft. Worth: T.C.U. Press, 2004. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Numerous photographs. Facsimiles. Black cloth with title in gilt on the spine. First edition. Fine copy. Slight crease to dust jacket, else fine. One of the more colorful characters from Fort Worth’s wild and wooly days, Courtright was at various times city marshal, deputy sheriff, deputy U.S. marshal, private detective, hired killer and racketeer. He was killed in a shoot-out with Luke Short in front of a bar and brothel, The Shooting Gallery, in Hell’s Half Acre. A well written account of this enigmatic man by a noted western scholar.