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Two-Gun Bob: Front Page in Abilene

On the heels of popping in the tidbit from the Kansas City Star, Scott Connors turns up another same-day report on Robert E. Howard shooting himself (!!!). “I swear to Gawd,” Scott maintains, “that I am not trying to compete with Brian, … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: News in Kansas City

Now I’m almost expecting another news clipping each and every day about Robert E. Howard shooting himself, and as today breaks Scott Connors does not disappoint: “Would you believe I found another?” Scott asks. “This time it was in the Kansas … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: And Race

“Mr. Howard usually approaches his stories from the racial standpoint, if you may call it that. That is, human races, and especially those of long ago.” Yeah, the great tribal drifts, the sort of thing I got into in my … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: “Found Wounded” in Corpus Christi

I was sitting around, minding my own business, thinking about the closest brushes with death I had back in the days of The San Francisco Suicide Club (1977-1982). When suddenly into the Inbox hops Scott Connors, exclaiming: “Found another one!” … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: Breaking News in Brownsville

Brian Leno has unleased a flood of breaking news stories on the suicide of Robert E. Howard, who shot himself in the head and lingered for hours before death. Scott Connors just popped in the notice above, which he found … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: Breaking News in Brownwood, Too

Continuing to poke around in the Texas newsprint of yesteryear, Brian Leno found another notice that Robert E. Howard had shot himself in the head, but remained alive, to go along with the one he found the other day. “Just … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: “Suffering from a pistol wound”

In the course of researching his book on the boxing world of Robert E. Howard, Brian Leno keeps tumbling to interesting tidbits — such as the news item above. Brian notes, “As far as I know, this is a first … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: The Flivver Dither

It is now two days since I rebutted the note on the Two-Gun Raconteur blog about a flivver not being, specifically, a Ford. No corrections or apologies or anything — gee, you’d think Damon Sasser got mad at me or … Continue reading

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Tombstone: Two-Gun Bob

Photo above courtesy the Crider Family Archives, circa 1980. Left to right, at the Robert E. Howard grave in Brownwood, Texas: James Reasoner and Angela, Allen and Bill Crider. The Crider clan lived in Brownwood in that era. If the approximate … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: Into the West

Sometime after midnight, as 2011 had slipped away and the New Year had begun, I did a quick check of email and found a barrage of notes telling me that Glenn Lord had passed away on the last day of the vanished … Continue reading

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