The True Story Of Kill Or Be Killed In The Real Old West
The Recollections And Personal Photos Of Gunfighter And Lawman Frank “Pistol Pete” Eaton
Long forgotten memoir by one of the most feared (yet virtually unknown today) 1870’s old west gunfighter, hired gun regulator and lawman discovered hidden away in an old stage coach trunk in an abandoned barn near of all places. . . Disney World in modern day Florida!
Who was he? His name was Frank Eaton, but he was known simply as: “Pistol Pete” don't be surprised if you've never heard of 'em because you won’t find his name in any of today's western history encyclopedias or glorified in movies or on tv. But make no mistake about it — he was one of the most feared men of his time to ever buckle on a gun rig.
This memoir is not the Hollywood or tv mythical version of the old west where a guy wearing a black mask firing silver bullets shoots the guns out of the bad guys hands. Or the singing cowboy with the white hat rescues the schoolmarm. No sir! Instead, this is a real old west gunfighter holding nothing back — using at times what would be considered today to be “politically incorrect” language — to tell the eye opening true story of real old west gunfighters, dedicated lawmen and astonishingly dangerous outlaws.
At just 15 years old “Pistol Pete” had mastered a thumbed, two-gun, high hip, cross-draw so lightening fast he gained the reputation as: “the boy who packed the truest and fastest guns in Indian territory.” At age 17 he got his commission as a deputy U.S. Marshal becoming one of the youngest — if not the youngest — lawman in old west history.
“Pistol Pete's” memoir is a unique, one-of-a-kind, detailed, handbook that vividly describes how he survived all the years ( he lived to be 97 years old when other gunfighters of the time met their demise in their teens or early 20’s ) of face-down-in-the-street gunfights and shootouts where the odds of him walking away alive were slim because the deadly outcome was sure to be: “One of us will be slinging hash in hell tomorrow.” It's a one-of-a-kind story, it's all true and it's only found in the 306 pages (including 23 personal photos).Amazon