Bad Guys in American Historyby George Cantor
Pub. Date: 01/28/1999
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
This is the only book that bridges all bad guys generations: colonial, Old West, and the Great Depression. some of theintriguing characters and fascinating places discussed in the book include The Salem witchcraft trials and many more. See more details below
This is the only book that bridges all bad guys generations: colonial, Old West, and the Great Depression. some of theintriguing characters and fascinating places discussed in the book include The Salem witchcraft trials and many more.
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This book is all about "bad guys" and a few "gals" in American History, just as the title suggests, but it really isn't only about how they were bad. It can certainly be argued that each of the persons in the book did something bad (like murder), or were at least accused of it and seen by the public as doing it, but the book also tells about some of the good that was done by some of the people. The book begins with the Salem Witch Trials and ends with Alcatraz Prison (there are two prisons covered in the book). In between, it covers (in no particular order on my part) Quantrill, Pancho Villa, Lizzie Borden, Bonnie and Clyde, Al Capone, Jesse and Frank James, as well as several others. One of my favorites was Billy the Kid. Each section has a photo. Billy the Kid's has the only known photo of him. I had never seen a photo of him before, and I must say...he looks like he was born with Down's some sort of mental capacity problem, but by all accounts, he was just a strange kid. For anyone who enjoys this genre, it's definitely worth it. The best feature of the book is that at the end of each section, the book covers places you can visit and festivals and events you can attend that are related to the person/people you just read about. Very cool, it's a book I'm actually going to hang on to, and going to refer back to when planning vacations.