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Badasses of the Old West: True Stories of Outlaws on the Edge

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Its wilderness notwithstanding, the Wild West was not necessarily a place to go in search of peace. While many settlers were decent folk, the American frontier’s wide open spaces also attracted unsavory characters in disproportionate numbers, many on the run looking for places to hide while they went on snubbing the law. Badasses of the Old West brings together in one compelling volume tales of the thirty-six worst (and best) robbers, rustlers, and bandits who shaped the history of the Wild West. From the famous, such as Billy the Kid and the Wild Bunch, to the lesser-known but still colorful and wicked Charles Brown and Bud Stevens, it compiles the stories of the most notorious black-hat wearers of a notorious age. Here are just some of the fascinating and forbidding faces you’ll meet:

Bud Stevens, whose murder of a cattle king’s son rang a death knell for an entire South Dakota town

William Quantrill, the terror of Civil War–era Missouri

Legendary bandits Frank and Jesse James

Cold-blooded Sam Brown, who sneered while cutting out a man’s heart but screamed in terror when the tables turned

Jack Slade, who was such an enigma across much of the West—a composite of gentleman and murderer—that he charmed both Mark Twain and Buffalo Bill

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Editor Turner, for whom no background information is given, offers 36 stories of the worst of the bad guys who robbed and murdered their way across America's Wild West. From legends Frank and Jesse James and Billy the Kid to lesser known robbers and murderers Bud Stevens and Jack Slade, the short stories describe just how bad these lawless men were and how they came to adopt the criminal life. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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True stories of outlaws on the edge. The worst (and best) of the robbers, rustlers, and bandits who shaped the history of the Wild West.

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ISBN:
9780762754663
Author:
Turner, Erin
Publisher:
Two Dot Books
Author:
Editors of Twodot Books
Author:
Turner, Erin H.
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Westerns - Anthologies
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Fame and Infamy
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

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