Outlaw Tales: Legends, Myths, and Folklore from America's Middle Border

Outlaw Tales: Legends, Myths, and Folklore from America's Middle Border

by Richard Young, Judy Dockrey Young
     
 

Tales of outlaws and desperados are one of the few types of folklore that are peculiarly American. The myths and legends surrounding such characters as Belle Starr, Frank and Jesse James, and Wild Bill Hickok grip the national imagination just as tightly as they did a century ago. This well researched book highlightes tales both thrilling and humorous about

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Tales of outlaws and desperados are one of the few types of folklore that are peculiarly American. The myths and legends surrounding such characters as Belle Starr, Frank and Jesse James, and Wild Bill Hickok grip the national imagination just as tightly as they did a century ago. This well researched book highlightes tales both thrilling and humorous about hangings and burials, shootouts and practical jokes, the Hole in the Wall and Boothill Cemetery. The authors searched archival records, visited outlaws' homesites, and even interviewed descendants to bring this interesting look at the characters of the American West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874831955
Publisher:
August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
710,074
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
NC1250L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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