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Missouri's Wicked Route 66: Gangsters and Outlaws on the Mother Road [NOOK Book]

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Tracing Route 66 through Missouri represents one of America's favorite exercises in nostalgia, but a discerning glance among the roadside weeds reveals the kind of sordid history that doesn't appear on postcards. Along with vintage cars and picnic baskets, Route 66 was a conduit humming with contraband and crackling with the gunplay of folks like Bonnie and Clyde, Jesse James and the Young brothers. It was also the preferred byway of lynch mobs, murderous hitchhikers and mad scientists. Stop in at places like the...
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Missouri's Wicked Route 66: Gangsters and Outlaws on the Mother Road

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Overview

Tracing Route 66 through Missouri represents one of America's favorite exercises in nostalgia, but a discerning glance among the roadside weeds reveals the kind of sordid history that doesn't appear on postcards. Along with vintage cars and picnic baskets, Route 66 was a conduit humming with contraband and crackling with the gunplay of folks like Bonnie and Clyde, Jesse James and the Young brothers. It was also the preferred byway of lynch mobs, murderous hitchhikers and mad scientists. Stop in at places like the Devil's Elbow and the Steffleback Bordello on this trip through the more treacherous twists of the Mother Road.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016555997
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Series: Wicked , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

A lifelong resident of Missouri, Lisa Livingston-Martin lives with her children in Webb City. Lisa has practiced law in southwest Missouri for more than twenty years and has long-standing interests in history and the paranormal. She is a co team leader of Paranormal Science Lab, a research group that focuses on paranormal research at historic locations. Lisa is a frequent speaker on the paranormal and the connection between the history of locations and paranormal activity. She graduated from Missouri State University with a BS in political science, later obtaining a JD from Washington University in St. Louis Law School. Lisa is the author of Civil War Ghosts of Southwest Missouri and Haunted Joplin, also published by The History Press.
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