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

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

by R. Michael Wilson
     
 

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From Cheyenne to Cody, Meeteetse to Laramie, the frontier towns of Wyoming were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Butch Cassidy and his gang slipped through the fingers of every posse that came their way. Hired gun Tom Horn—guilty of many crimes—was famously hung for a crime he may or may not have committed. And

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From Cheyenne to Cody, Meeteetse to Laramie, the frontier towns of Wyoming were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Butch Cassidy and his gang slipped through the fingers of every posse that came their way. Hired gun Tom Horn—guilty of many crimes—was famously hung for a crime he may or may not have committed. And no criminal records are more bizarre than those of “Big Nose” George Parrott and Frank Towle.
 
From the Johnson County War to the Weston County Poisoner, read about the most dramatic events and the most notorious desperados in the history of the Cowboy State. Through fourteen astonishing true stories, Outlaw Tales of Wyoming introduces you to a state you thought you knew—and a West wilder than you’ve ever imagined.

Editorial Reviews

Apparently, author R. Michael Wilson can't get enough of trouble. In the past, he's written books such as Frontier Justice in the Old West, Crime & Punishment in Arizona, and Drenched in Blood, Rigid in Death. Now this honest chronicler of Wild West felons and fugitives turns his attention to outlaw varmints of frontier Wyoming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762745067
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Series:
Outlaw Tales Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 5.94(h) x 0.21(d)

Meet the Author

R. Michael Wilson has been researching the Old West for fifteen years, following a quarter century as a law enforcement officer. His areas of expertise are crime and punishment, and his writing philosophy is “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” Wilson served as a consultant for an episode of The History Channel’s “Wild West Tech”. He is an active member of the National Outlaw Lawman Association and Western Writers of America. He lives in Las Vegas.

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