By local Stamford, NY author, T.M. BradshawA biography of E. Z. C. Judson (Ned Buntline), known as the "King of the Dime Novels." Buntline virtually created Buffalo Bill, writing him into novels and touring in a wildly successful stage show. Everything about Buntline was a contradiction: navy hero/army deserter; Temperance lecturer/heavy drinker; family man/bigamist; died at 63/hanged at 23. The opposite of everything known about Buntline is also true.