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Title:
More frontier justice in the Wild West : bungled, bizarre, and fascinating executions
Publication Information:
Guilford, Connecticut : TwoDot, [2014]

Globe Pequot Pr 2014
ISBN:
9780762796021
Physical Description:
175 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Abstract:
"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. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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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.


Table of Contents

James MaloneDennis DildaFrederick HoptGeorge BrysonNah-diez-azLouis OrtizJohn BurnsAlbert BombergerThomas Jordan and Peter AgustaJohn Case and James PooleWilliam CalderJames McArthur and Clinton DotsonTanabara GisaburoPeter MortensenHerbert MetzgerNewton Andrews and Frederick ArnoldJohn HancockEmil VictorRichard QuinnWilliam Frederick Jahns
Introductionp. vii
Chapter 1 A Soldier's Revengep. 1
Chapter 2 "Good-bye, boys!"p. 9
Chapter 3 Betrayal of a Benefactorp. 17
Chapter 4 "The shadow of death hovering o'er me."p. 27
Chapter 5 The Carlisle Kidp. 37
Chapter 6 Virginia City's Iron Bridge Gallowsp. 45
Chapter 7 The Tramp Murdererp. 53
Chapter 8 Overcome by His Lust!p. 61
Chapter 9 A Double Twitch-up in Cañon Cityp. 69
Chapter 10 A Train Robbery in Cow Creek Canyonp. 79
Chapter 11 Jerked to Jesus!p. 89
Chapter 12 They Killed the Captainp. 97
Chapter 13 Murder on the High Seasp. 107
Chapter 14 Execution by Firing Squadp. 115
Chapter 15 "I'll go to Hell sure "p. 125
Chapter 16 The Brutal Murder of Amanda Youngbloodp. 133
Chapter 17 Carnage in the Desertp. 139
Chapter 18 Swift Justice in South Dakotap. 147
Chapter 19 The Wife Murdererp. 155
Chapter 20 An International Mass Murdererp. 161
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 172
About the Authorp. 176