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Outlaw Tales of Nevada: True Stories of Nevada's Most Famous Robbers, Rustlers, and Bandits
     

Outlaw Tales of Nevada: True Stories of Nevada's Most Famous Robbers, Rustlers, and Bandits

by Charles L. Convis
 

The Comstock Lode, still the richest mineral discovery in the history of the world, brought a rare assortment of people to Nevada in the 1860s: Cold-blooded Sam Brown sneered while cutting out a man's heart but screamed in terror when the tables turned. Andrew Jackson Davis who hobnobbed with community leaders in the daytime and robbed them at night.

Overview

The Comstock Lode, still the richest mineral discovery in the history of the world, brought a rare assortment of people to Nevada in the 1860s: Cold-blooded Sam Brown sneered while cutting out a man's heart but screamed in terror when the tables turned. Andrew Jackson Davis who hobnobbed with community leaders in the daytime and robbed them at night. Nicanor Rodrigues, born a Spanish hidalgo, was a fearless and imaginative robber who double-crossed his most loyal supporters.

 

Outlaw Tales of Nevada uncovers twelve true stories of some of the Silver State's most scandalous events and most fascinating bandits. From the first train robbery in the West to the perils of Rattlesnake Dick, these lively accounts portray lawless Nevada's colorful and raucous past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762739837
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Series:
Outlaw Tales Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet the Author

Charles L. "Chuck" Convis has been writing Old West history for forty years. He is the biographer of Myles Keogh of Indian Wars fame, and has been published in many western magazines and journals. A retired trial lawyer, he has lived in Nevada for ten years, where he writes and gives talks on Nevada history.

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