More Frontier Justice in the Wild West: Bungled, Bizarre, and Fascinating Executions

More Frontier Justice in the Wild West: Bungled, Bizarre, and Fascinating Executions

by R. Michael Wilson


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More Frontier Justice in the Wild West; Bungled, Bizarre and Fascinating Executions reveals the details of more than two dozen instances of frontier justice from the era of the Wild West. These stories of how society dealt with the bad guys—and how the good guys walked a fine line between justice and vigilantism—reveals some surprising truths about the culture of the Wild West. The events chosen are unique, have some surprising twist, serve as a landmark or benchmark event, or just stand out in the annals of western justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762796021
Publisher: TwoDot
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

R. Michael Wilson, a former law enforcement officer, has been researching and writing about the Old West for fifteen years. He is the author of Great Train Robberies of the Old West, Great Stagecoach Robberies of the Old West, Frontier Justice, and numerous other titles.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 A Soldier's Revenge James Malone 1

Chapter 2 "Good-bye, boys!" Dennis Dilda 9

Chapter 3 Betrayal of a Benefactor Frederick Hopt 17

Chapter 4 "The shadow of death hovering o'er me." George Bryson 27

Chapter 5 The Carlisle Kid Nah-diez-az 37

Chapter 6 Virginia City's Iron Bridge Gallows Louis Ortiz 45

Chapter 7 The Tramp Murderer John Burns 53

Chapter 8 Overcome by His Lust! Albert Bomberger 61

Chapter 9 A Double Twitch-up in Cañon City Thomas Jordan Peter Agusta 69

Chapter 10 A Train Robbery in Cow Creek Canyon John Case James Poole 79

Chapter 11 Jerked to Jesus! William Calder 89

Chapter 12 They Killed the Captain James McArthur Clinton Dotson 97

Chapter 13 Murder on the High Seas Tanabara Gisaburo 107

Chapter 14 Execution by Firing Squad Peter Mortensen 115

Chapter 15 "I'll go to Hell sure " Herbert Metzger 125

Chapter 16 The Brutal Murder of Amanda Youngblood Newton Andrews Frederick Arnold 133

Chapter 17 Carnage in the Desert John Hancock 139

Chapter 18 Swift Justice in South Dakota Emil Victor 147

Chapter 19 The Wife Murderer Richard Quinn 155

Chapter 20 An International Mass Murderer William Frederick Jahns 161

Bibliography 167

Index 172

About the Author 176

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