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Outlaw Tales of Kansas: True Stories of the Sunflower State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats (Outlaw Tales)

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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 Americas 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 Hollidays longtime companion. Thats 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.

Book News Annotation:

Smarsh, a Kansas native and freelance writer who teaches English at Washburn U., tells 15 stories of outlaws from Kansas occurring from 1863 to 1919, the formative years in the state. The unruly cattle trails and proximity to Indian territory also made it a violent place and a home for outlaws like Frank and Jesse James, Johnny Hardin, Phil Coe, Kate Bender, Ben Thompson, Billy Brooks, Henry Brown, Dirty Dave Rudabaugh, Big Nose Kate (companion to Doc Holliday), Emmett Dalton, George "Bitter Creek" Newcomb, the Bird Man of Kansas (whose story was turned into The Birdman of Alcatraz, and Stella Hyman. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A refreshing new perspective on some of the most infamous reprobates of the Midwest.

About the Author

Sarah Smarsh is a freelance writer and assistant professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where she teaches creative nonfiction writing. Sarah has written for The Huffington Post, Kansas Citys The Pitch (Village Voice Media) and newspapers across the Midwest, and has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Kansas Press Association. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, as well as degrees in journalism and English from the University of Kansas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762758777
Author:
Smarsh, Sarah.
Publisher:
Two Dot Books
Author:
Smarsh, Sarah
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Kansas
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas.
Subject:
General
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Outlaw Tales
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw photos, 1 map
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » World History » General

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