Outlaw Tales of the Old West: Fifty True Stories of Desperados, Crooks, Criminals, and Bandits

Author: Erin H. Turner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493023295

Category: History

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This collection of fifty outlaw tales includes well-knowns such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Frank and Jesse James, Belle Starr (and her dad), and Pancho Villa, along with a fair smattering of women, organized crime bosses, smugglers, and of course the usual suspects: highwaymen, bank and train robbers, cattle rustlers, snake-oil salesmen, and horse thieves. Men like Henry Brown and Burt Alvord worked on both sides of the law either at different times of their lives or simultaneously. Clever shyster Soapy Smith and murderer Martin Couk survived by their wits, while the outlaw careers of the dimwitted DeAutremont brothers and bigmouthed Diamondfield Jack were severely limited by their intellect, or lack thereof. Nearly everyone in these pages was motivated by greed, revenge, or a lethal mixture of the two. The most bloodthirsty of the bunch, such as the heartless (and, some might argue, soulless) Annie Cook and trigger-happy Augustine Chacón, surely had evil written into their very DNA.
Outlaw Tales of Kansas

Author: Sarah Smarsh

Publisher: Two Dot Books

ISBN: 1493016768

Category: Crime

Page: 160

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From Dodge City to Abilene and beyond, Kansas in its early years was one fine place for outlaws, and one of the most violent places in America's history. Consider the exploits of Jesse James--a sociopathic killer or a Robin Hood who redistributed Union wealth? Or those of Big Nose Kate, whose true identity was much nobler than her reputation as Doc Holliday's longtime companion. That's not to mention the dangerous inmate who became the learned Bird Man of Kansas--a renowned canary expert whose life story became a hit film. All this and more is yours for the reading in Outlaw Tales of Kansas, which introduces fifteen of the most dramatic events, and the most daring and despicable desperados, in the history of the Sunflower State.
Outlaw Tales

Author: Richard Young

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 0874831954

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Presents a collection of folklore, tall tales, and myths surrounding such characters as Belle Starr, Frank and Jesse James, and Wild Bill Hickok
Outlaw Tales of Oklahoma, 2nd

Author: Robert Barr Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493002573

Category: History

Page: 267

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Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Oklahoma 2, with compelling legends of the Sooner State's most despicable desperadoes. Ride with horse thieves and cattle rustlers, duck the bullets of murderers, plot strategies with con artists, and hiss at lawmen turned outlaws.
Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2

Author: Philip A. Greasley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253021168

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1064

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The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips, graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.
OUTLAWS: TALES OF BAD GUYS WHO SHAPED TH

Author: Robert Barr Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493004614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

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The people who pushed west were mostly ordinary folks, the guts of the young United States, tough, ambitious, hardworking, and anxious to leave the world better for their kids than it had been for them. Those who did not come of that hardy stock did not last. With them came the trouble-makers, to everybody’s sorrow. Some of them were already running from the law someplace else. Others were simply dishonest, looking for a time and place to blossom into full-blown hoodlums. Some of the young people emulated them: there was some illusory swagger in being a hoodlum, witness the nicknames they carried around . . . many of which they had invented themselves, a sort of phony glory. This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West’s most egregiously bad bad guys caught in the act of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, includes famous names like the Dalton gang, lesser known bandits like Kaiser Bill Goodman, and many more. The book will include archival illustrations and photographs of the shady characters and the scenes of their crimes.
Outlaw Tales of Oklahoma

Author: Col. Robert Barr Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493002580

Category: History

Page: 264

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Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Oklahoma 2, with compelling legends of the Sooner State's most despicable desperadoes. Ride with horse thieves and cattle rustlers, duck the bullets of murderers, plot strategies with con artists, and hiss at lawmen turned outlaws.
Outlaw Tales of South Dakota

Author: T. D. Griffith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461746188

Category: History

Page: 128

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Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of South Dakota. Ride with horse thieves and cattle rustlers, stagecoach, and train robbers. Duck the bullets of murderers, plot strategies with con artists, hiss at lawmen turned outlaws. A refreshing new perspective on some of the most infamous reprobates of the Great Plains.
Outlaw Tales of Utah

Author: Michael Rutter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461746195

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 427

Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Utah, 2nd Edition. Ride with horse thieves and cattle rustlers, stagecoach, and train robbers. Duck the bullets of murderers, plot strategies with con artists, hiss at lawmen turned outlaws. A refreshing new perspective on some of the most infamous reprobates of the Midwest.