Can anyone recommend some good books/articles on the "Wild West?"

Jul 2018
67
United States
I think it's a little too simple to say all of the Hollywood conventions about the American West were purely invention. In reality, there really were duels, bandits, organized crime, etc. (though certainly not to the the extent movie would have us believe). Thus, I'm looking for texts that strike a balance, so to speak; something that takes an honest, nuanced look at the frontier