California Justice: Shootouts, Lynchings and Assassinations in the Golden State

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Word Dancer Press, 2007 - History - 155 pages
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Introducing the victims and perpetrators responsible for California's most notorious shootouts, lynchings, and assassinations, this account shows how homemade justice is never black-and-white. In relating these histories, this discussion also analyzes how and why Hollywood storylines almost always follow the same skewed and unrealistic arc in which the bad guys abuse the good guys, the good guy take the high road until the bad guy has gone too far, and the good guy picks off the bad guys, one by one, in an increasingly dramatic fashion.

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David A. Kulczyk is a Sacramento based freelance writer and award-winning author of short fiction. His work has appeared in the Sacramento News and Review, Chico News and Review, East Bay Express, and SF Guardian. He is also an associate editor for Maximum Ink Music magazine.

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