Outlaws of the Pacific Northwest

Outlaws of the Pacific Northwest

by Bill Gulick
     
 

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

The lawlessness of the frontier towns of the plains states is well documented.  However, as silver and gold deposits were found in the Pacific Northwest the rush of miners and speculators that brought to the region brought with it its own share of crime and criminals.  Author Bill

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

The lawlessness of the frontier towns of the plains states is well documented.  However, as silver and gold deposits were found in the Pacific Northwest the rush of miners and speculators that brought to the region brought with it its own share of crime and criminals.  Author Bill Gulick sticks to the facts in telling the stories of this region but does so in swift conversational prose that entertains and educates.

Editorial Reviews

Statesman Journal - Dan Hays

"A legendary writer of American Western history and fiction, Bill Gulick has made us another rich gift....This is a genuine gem of a book."—Dan Hays, Statesman Journal
Statesman Journal

"A legendary writer of American Western history and fiction, Bill Gulick has made us another rich gift....This is a genuine gem of a book."—Dan Hays, Statesman Journal

— Dan Hays

Dan Hays
A legendary writer of American Western history and fiction, Bill Gulick has made us another rich gift. Here are 14 authentic stories of gunmen, madams, swindlers, robbers and roughs to inform and delight us all. Was Chief Bigfoot a real person? Just what was the quarrel between the dandified gunman Ferd Patterson and the abolitionist Sumner Pinkham?

Ever heard of Henry Plummer, combination sheriff and outlaw?

Gulick also takes time out to tell us the story of Richard Bogle, a barber who was not an outlaw of any sort. He was a hardworking, respected man who lived much of his life in Oregon. But he is now almost forgotten because he was an African American living in an area that did not accept his race. His story is told because he was both witness to and victim of outlaws.

Gulick sticks to the facts but tells us the stories in swift, conversational prose. This is a genuine gem of a book. — Statesman Journal, Salem, OR (Sunday, April 2, 2000)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870043963
Publisher:
Caxton Press
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
916,239
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author


Bill Gulick's writing career, spanning more than six decades, twenty-seven novels, eight non-fiction books and several plays, is truly remarkable.  He lives in Washington state and has continued writing into his 90's.  

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