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Outlaw Tales of California: True Stories of the Golden State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats
     

Outlaw Tales of California: True Stories of the Golden State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats

by Chris Enss
 

From Sacramento to Los Angeles, San Francisco to Nevada City, the frontier towns of California were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Tom Bell, the flat-nosed, felon doctor had his “Catch me if you can!” motto finally catch up to him when he was hanged after a wild eighteen-month career as an outlaw.

Overview

From Sacramento to Los Angeles, San Francisco to Nevada City, the frontier towns of California were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Tom Bell, the flat-nosed, felon doctor had his “Catch me if you can!” motto finally catch up to him when he was hanged after a wild eighteen-month career as an outlaw. Lawman-gone-bad Henry Plummer got twisted up in a lascivious love affair. And bad luck bandit Dick Fellows never could catch a break—except for in his leg and ankle.
 
From Charles Earl “Black Bart” Boles to “Rattlesnake Dick” Barter, Juan Flores to Joaquin Murieta, read about the most notorious desperados in the history of the Golden State. Through these astonishing true stories, Outlaw Tales of California introduces you to a state you thought you knew—and a West that was wilder than you’ve ever imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762738526
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/18/2008
Series:
Outlaw Tales Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.02(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Enss is an award-winning screen writer who has written for television, short subject films, live performances, and for the movies. Her research and writing and reveals the funny, touching, exciting, and tragic stories of historical and contemporary times.

Enss has done everything from stand-up comedy to working as a stunt person at the Old Tucson Movie Studio. She learned the basics of writing for film and television at the University of Arizona, and she is currently working with Return of the Jedi producer Howard Kazanjian on the movie version of The Cowboy and the Senorita, their biography of western stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

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