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200 Texas Outlaws and Lawmen 1835-1935
by Laurence J. Yadon and Dan Anderson and Robert Barr Smith


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"This handy volume is chock-full of basic information on gunfighters who kept the Lone Star State 'hot' with outlaw-lawman activity for one hundred years. A great reference book on the Wild West." -Roy B. Young, editor, The Journal of the Wild West History Association
"Takes readers back to the untamed West when the pistol, the rifle, and the rope provided justice and only the hand-me-down stories divided the lawmen from the lawless." --ForeWord Magazine

Texas is known for producing and attracting vicious outlaws.  Read more...


 
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Overview


"This handy volume is chock-full of basic information on gunfighters who kept the Lone Star State 'hot' with outlaw-lawman activity for one hundred years. A great reference book on the Wild West." -Roy B. Young, editor, The Journal of the Wild West History Association
"Takes readers back to the untamed West when the pistol, the rifle, and the rope provided justice and only the hand-me-down stories divided the lawmen from the lawless." --ForeWord Magazine

Texas is known for producing and attracting vicious outlaws. Machine Gun Kelly, Billy the Kidd, and Clyde Barrow are just a few. These criminals terrorized civilians, inspiring both fear and awe and creating legends that would be handed down through generations. Tales of the state's gunfights, robberies, heinous ne'er-do-wells, and noble lawmen bring to life a time before the West was tamed.

During the wild days of Texas some of the events that occurred were stranger and more interesting than fiction. While staying at a hotel, John Wesley Hardin killed a man for snoring. Robert Clay Allison killed a looter for breaking one of his mother's favorite pitchers. Even the lawmen of this time period were not always heroic. Henry Brown, a former deputy sheriff, took time off from his position as a city marshal in order to rob a bank and was later killed by irate citizens. Sheriff John Larn killed a half-deaf suspect who did not halt when commanded.

The profiles in this reference include outlaws, gangsters, lawmen and a few Texas feudalists, Rio Grande border warriors, and Indian agitators. Also included is a chronology of well-known crimes and a locale list of notorious events.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781589805149
  • ISBN-10: 1589805143
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: March 2008
  • Page Count: 302
  • Dimensions: 8.27 x 5.58 x 0.85 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.86 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Law Enforcement
Books > History > United States - State & Local - West

 
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