Outlaw Tales of Texas: True Stories of the Lone Star State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats

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From Austin to Pecos, Jacksboro to Houston, the frontier towns of Texas were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Jim Miller went to church, left early to shoot his brother-in-law in the head, and returned before the service was over. Myra Belle Shirley helped her husband lead one of Texas's most notorious stage robberies. And Bill Longley was reportedly hanged three times-and survived.

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From Austin to Pecos, Jacksboro to Houston, the frontier towns of Texas were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Jim Miller went to church, left early to shoot his brother-in-law in the head, and returned before the service was over. Myra Belle Shirley helped her husband lead one of Texas's most notorious stage robberies. And Bill Longley was reportedly hanged three times-and survived.

From John Larn to Sostenes L'Archeveque, Butch Cassidy to John Wesley Hardin, read about the most notorious desperados in the history of the Lone Star State. Through these astonishing true stories, Outlaw Tales of Texas introduces you to a state you thought you knew-and a West wilder than you've ever imagined.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762743735
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/15/2008
  • Series: Outlaw Tales Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Charles "Chuck" L. Convis has been writing Old West history for 40 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 10 years and is the author of Outlaw Tales of Nevada.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     xi
Family Man     1
Family Troubles     13
Death Dances on the Border     23
Born to Hang     29
A Foolish Boast     39
Misdirected Vengeance from "Those Californians"     49
He Was a Man Before He Was Done Being a Boy     57
A Woman Who Saw Much of Life     67
Two Cities Give Up the Wild West     79
Two Friends in the Hoo Doo War     87
Border Bandits     97
Rest and Recuperation in Texas     109
Bibliography     117
About the Author     123

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