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Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Colorado History
     

Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Colorado History

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by Phyllis Perry
 

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Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Colorado History features seventeen short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Centennial State. Phyllis J. Perry reveals the dark side of some well-known and even revered characters from Colorado's past—both

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Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Colorado History features seventeen short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Centennial State. Phyllis J. Perry reveals the dark side of some well-known and even revered characters from Colorado's past—both part-time Jerks and others who were Jerks through and through. They include:• Griffith Evans, the normally delightful innkeeper who drunkenly and without warning shot and killed Rocky Mountain Jim Nugent• Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson, known as worthy law officers, but mere guns-for-hire during the Colorado Railroad War• Queen Ann Bassett, a cattle rustler whose hatred for a cattle baron led her to drive his cattle cruelly off cliffs and to marry his right-hand man in an attempt to ruin him• Governor Clarence Morley, who promoted the worst tenets of the Colorado Ku Klux Klan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762727056
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Series:
Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Histo Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
716,785
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis J. Perry is the author of several books, including It Happened in Rocky Mountain National Park (TwoDot) and A Kid’s Look at Colorado.

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