Give a Boy a Gun

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 1, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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Investigates the true story of Claude Dallas, who killed two game wardens in Idaho in front of a witness, and how a jury found him quilty only of voluntary manslaughter

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User Review  - glinfoot - LibraryThing

Slow in the middle, end was worth it. Sad commentary on how judicial decisions often take into consideration the cost of a trial and the political future of the participants rather than justice. Sad ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alinevada - LibraryThing

This is a compelling story and especially poignant for those who live in the modern west. The myths, legends and values of the "old west" are used by some to justify antisocial and lawless behavior ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Jack Olsen is the author of thirty-one books & the winner of many awards, including the Edgar & the National Headliners Awards. A former bureau chief for "Time," he has written for "Vanity Fair," "Life," "People," "Paris Match," "The New York Times," & "Reader's Digest." He lives on an island in Puget Sound with his wife & children.

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