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From Unimak Island to Fairbanks and beyond, the Last Frontier was populated by characters as tough and as dangerous as any in the lower forty-eight states. Take the legendary Blue Parka Bandit—whose generosity earned him Robin Hood status among some, and whose flair for escapes kept folks on edge even after his arrest. Or Fred Hardy, who in 1902 achieved the dubious distinction of becoming the first convicted murderer hung by the feds in the Territory of Alaska. Thats not to mention “Klutuk,” whose murderous exploits spread fear through the hearts of trappers in his rugged domain.
 
All this and more is yours for the reading in Outlaw Tales of Alaska, which introduces twelve of the most dramatic events and the most daring and despicable desperados in the history of the Last Frontier.

Book News Annotation:

Taking a break from his academic work, history professor Heaton relates the tales of a dozen crooks and desperate characters from Alaska's early days. Readers will meet "Soapy" Smith, the underworld boss of Skagway; the murderous Klutuk of southwestern Alaska; the legendary (and sometimes generous) Blue Parka bandit; and Fred Hardy, the first murderer to be hung in the Territory of Alaska. Heaton's book offers readers the best of two worlds: It's fact-checked to academic standards, but written for a general audience. Any reader interested in Alaska history or true crime will find this book a delight. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Alaska. Pan for gold with dry gulchers and claim jumpers. 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 Last Frontier.

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Fans of shoot-'em-up books and movie Westerns, as well as history buffs, will enjoy these short biographies about the baddest of the bad villains and desperadoes on the Alaskan frontier. Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Alaska. Readers will find themselves panning for gold with dry gulchers and claim jumpers, ducking the bullets of murderers, plotting strategies with con artists, and hissing at lawmen-turned-outlaws. A refreshing new perspective on some of the most infamous reprobates of the Last Frontier, this book also includes historic, black-and-white photos.

About the Author

John W. Heaton is an associate professor of history at the University of Alaska–Fairbanks. He is the author of The Shoshone Bannocks: Culture and Commerce at Fort Hall, 1870–1940.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762753260
Author:
Heaton, John W.
Publisher:
Two Dot Books
Author:
Heaton, John
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Alaska.
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Outlaw Tales
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 bandw photos, map
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Alaska. Pan for gold with dry gulchers and claim jumpers. 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 Last Frontier.

"Synopsis" by , Fans of shoot-'em-up books and movie Westerns, as well as history buffs, will enjoy these short biographies about the baddest of the bad villains and desperadoes on the Alaskan frontier. Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Alaska. Readers will find themselves panning for gold with dry gulchers and claim jumpers, ducking the bullets of murderers, plotting strategies with con artists, and hissing at lawmen-turned-outlaws. A refreshing new perspective on some of the most infamous reprobates of the Last Frontier, this book also includes historic, black-and-white photos.
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