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Title:
The story of the outlaw : a study of the western desperado : with historical narratives of famous outlaws; the stories of noted border wars; vigilante movements and armed conflicts on the frontier
Author:
Hough, Emerson, 1857-1923.
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Edition:
First Cooper Square Press edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : Cooper Square Press ; [Lanham, Md.] : Distributed by National Book Network, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xxviii, 401 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Outing Pub. Co., 1907. With new introd.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780815411680
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This entertaining history of outlaws such as Billy the Kid, Jesse James and Joseph A. Slade is based on the author's travels with lawman Pat Garrett, and relies on primary sources. The book also recounts tales of border wars, vigilante commitee and outbreaks of Indian violence.


Author Notes

Emerson Hough (1857-1923) wrote over twenty books on the American West, including The Covered Wagon, which was made into a silent film. Larry D. Underwood, author of The Custer Fight and Other Tales of the Old West and a member of the Western Writers of America, lives in Meppen, Illinois, near St. Louis.


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Library Journal Review

Hough lived during the time of the settling of the West (1857-1923) and knew several of the figures profiled in the numerous books both fiction and nonfiction he wrote on the subject. Though the exploits of Western bad men have been greatly exaggerated in novels and films, many of these guys were pretty nasty characters, killing and stealing without remorse. This 1906 title profiles many of the real baddies and the legendary lawmen who brought them to justice. The text is illustrated throughout; the book contains an updated introduction by historian Larry D. Underwood. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.