"Few names in the lore of western gunmen are as recognizable. Few lives of the most notorious are as little known. Romanticized and made legendary, John Ringo fought and killed for what he believed was right. ... In this charnel house Ringo gained a reputation as a dangerous gunfighter and man killer. He was proclaimed throughout the state as a daring leader, a desperate man, and a champion of the feud. ... In the end, Ringo died mysteriously in the Arizona desert, his death welcomed by some, mourned by others, wrongly claimed by a few."
From the synopsis of John Ringo, King of the Cowboys by David Johnson.
How often do we get to snark about something from a university press? Is JaBbiC favorite John Ringo named after the Cowboy King? Does he give mustache rides?