The Candy Kid: James Calvin “Kid” Nichols, 1883-1962 [Cody, Wyoming History]

By: Patrick, Lucille Nichols

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Book Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, tan cloth with black spine and cover titles, 22 by 28.9 cm, ix 179 pp., numerous black and white photographs. The hardcover is very good with only minor soiling on the edges of the textblock; jacket is good with minor soiling, edgewear, and small chips and tears. Inscribed and signed by the author on the ffep: “Good pal, - - - Hope you enjoy my Dad’s ‘life’ half as much as he did! Love, Lucille Nichols Patrick, 10/24/86.” From the rear panel of the jacket: “The Candy Kid is the true story of a most remarkable man, whose entire life was one great adventure after another. No novel could be more entertaining, because the truth, we all know, is stranger than fiction. If you knew Kid Nichols, as I did, you will find it impossible to put the book down. If you didn’t know him, you will be incredulous that one man could have packed so much into one life, and you will be delighted with the tales of high adventure, so humorously told in real western jargon by Nik’s talented daughter, Lucille Nichols Patrick. Kid Nichols was blessed to a rare degree with that quality recognized by women as ‘heart,’ and admired by men as ‘guts.’ He had a hundred opportunities to prove this, and never failed once. He stood against tremendous odds of men and animals time and again, and never flinched. He wasn’t always right, but when he was wrong, he was man enough to admit it. Nick took on all comers in the wrestling ring, he took on the United States Army in Yellowstone Park, became a fugitive, eluding the law by narrow squeaks for over a year before vindicating himself. He challenged the Arctic, the world’s biggest game animals in Africa, and finally, the bureaucrats in Washington. And all the while, building a successful business which made him wealthy. Like the people of his hometown, Cody, Wyoming, you will come to love Kid Nichols, a kindly and compassionate man, with burning energy and a love of life and his fellow man. You can’t help but be enthralled with the story of ‘The Candy Kid,’ and, as he would say ‘it serves you right.’”

Title: The Candy Kid: James Calvin “Kid” Nichols, 1883-1962 [Cody, Wyoming History]

Author Name: Patrick, Lucille Nichols

Categories: Hunting, American History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cody, WY, Flintlock Publishing Co. for the author: November 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by the author

Seller ID: 3462