The Story of the Outlaw: A Study of Western Desperado

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The Floating Press, Jun 1, 2011 - True Crime - 258 pages
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Though born in Iowa, author Emerson Hough moved to rural New Mexico and practiced as a frontier lawyer there for many years. Along the way, he met some very interesting characters, including many of the Wild West's most infamous outlaws. This volume includes biographies and narrative sketches that detail the lives and misdeeds of some of the most notorious desperadoes.
 

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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

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
4
Chapter I The Desperado
8
Chapter II The Imitation Desperado
16
Chapter III The Land of the Desperado
21
Chapter IV The Early Outlaw
29
Chapter V The Vigilantes of California
54
Chapter VI The Outlaw of the Mountains
69
Chapter VII Henry Plummer
73
Chapter XIII Frontier Wars
124
Chapter XIV The Lincoln County War
130
Chapter XV The Stevens County War
149
Chapter XVI Biographies of Bad Men
167
Chapter XVII The Fight of Buckshot Roberts
184
Chapter XVIII The Man Hunt
189
Chapter XIX Bad Men of Texas
202
Chapter XX Modern Bad Men
218

Chapter VIII Boone Helm
87
Chapter IX Death Scenes of Desperadoes
93
Chapter X Joseph A Slade
98
Chapter XI The Desperado of the Plains
104
Chapter XII Wild Bill Hickok
112
Chapter XXI Bad Men of the Indian Nations
237
Chapter XXII Desperadoes of the Cities
250
Endnotes
256
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