The Wild West wasn't the glamorous locale often depicted in movies. In fact, it was a pretty dirty place with cowboys who didn't change their clothes often and infrequent gunfights. Readers will find out what life was really life in the Wild West in this book, including little-known facts about famous figures like Billy the Kid. From surprising facts about life on a cattle drive to the truth about "lawmen," this book will engage readers while supporting the social studies curriculum. Photographs will bring the characters of the West to life, and fact boxes make learning about history even more fun.