Getting Away with Murder on the Texas Frontier: Notorious Killings and Celebrated Trials

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"Longtime Texas prosecutor and defense attorney mines trial records and other primary sources to analyze murder trials from 1880 through WWI in West Texas and Oklahoma. Addresses not only legal and illegal ploys but also inherent pitfalls for a nascent criminal justice system in a frontier society. Historical photographs"--Provided by publisher.
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Overview

"Longtime Texas prosecutor and defense attorney mines trial records and other primary sources to analyze murder trials from 1880 through WWI in West Texas and Oklahoma. Addresses not only legal and illegal ploys but also inherent pitfalls for a nascent criminal justice system in a frontier society. Historical photographs"--Provided by publisher.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896726512
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,466,848
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Bill Neal practiced criminal law in West Texas for forty years: twenty as a prosecutor and twenty as a defense attorney. Getting Away with Murder on the Texas Frontier was named Book of the Year for 2008 by the National Association for Outlaw and Lawmen History, received the Rupert N. Richardson Award for the best book on West Texas history from the West Texas Historical Association, and was a finalist for both the Violet Crown Award by the Writers’ League of Texas and the Spur Award by the Western Writers of America. Neal and his wife, Gayla, live in Abilene, Texas.Gordon Morris Bakken earned his degrees at the University of Wisconsin and teaches American history at California State University, Fullerton. He is the author of sixteen books as well as numerous articles and law reviews, book chapters and encyclopedia entries, and book reviews.
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