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The deadliest outlaws : the Ketchum gang and the Wild Bunch, Jeffrey Burton

Label
The deadliest outlaws : the Ketchum gang and the Wild Bunch
Title
The deadliest outlaws
Title remainder
the Ketchum gang and the Wild Bunch
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Burton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After Tom Ketchum had been sentenced to death for attempting to hold up a railway train, his attorneys argued that the penalty was "cruel and unusual" for the offense charged. The appeal failed and he became the first individualand the lastever to be executed for a crime of this sort. He was hanged in 1901; in a macabre ending to his life of crime, his head was torn away by the rope as he fell from the gallows. <br /><br />Tom Ketchum was born in 1863 on a farm near the fringe of the Texas frontier. At the age of nine, he found himself an orphan and was raised by his older brothers. In his mid-twenties he left home for the life of an itinerant trail driver and ranch hand. He returned to Texas, murdered a man, and fled. Soon afterwards, he and his brother Sam killed two men in New Mexico. A year later, he and two other former cowboys robbed a train in Texas. The career of the Ketchum Gang was under way. <br /><br />In their day, these men were the most daring of their kind, and the most feared. They were accused of crimes that were not theirs, but their proven record is long and lurid. Their downfall was brought about by what one editor called "the magic of the telephone and telegraph," by quarrels between themselves, and by their reckless defiance of ever-mounting odds. <br /><br />Jeffrey Burton has been researching the story of the Ketchum Gang and related outlaws for more than forty years. He has mined unpublished sources, family records, personal reminiscences, trial transcripts and other court papers, official correspondence and reports, census returns, and contemporary newspapers to sort fact from fiction and provide the definitive truth about Ketchum and numerous other outlaws, including Will Carver, Ben Kilpatrick, and Butch Cassidy
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burton, Jeffrey
Dewey number
978/.020922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F595.K4
LC item number
B79 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
A.C. Greene series
Series volume
no. 8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ketchum, Black Jack
  • Ketchum, Black Jack
  • Outlaws
  • West (U.S.)
  • Gangs
  • Train robberies
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • West (U.S.)
  • Ketchum, Black Jack
  • Ketchum, Black Jack
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Friendship
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Gangs
  • Outlaws
  • Train robberies
  • West United States
  • Outlaw
  • Texas
  • Frontier
Label
The deadliest outlaws : the Ketchum gang and the Wild Bunch, Jeffrey Burton
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-480) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Meet the gang -- 2. I could kill a buzzard a-flying -- 3. Vagrant years -- 4. Will, Laura, and Ben: the course of true love? -- 5. Three murders and a dead ringer -- 6. Easy money and hard riding -- 7. Crossed trails -- 8. The Steins pass imbroglio -- 9. Framed -- 10. Dynamite and six-shooter -- 11. Separate ways -- 12. Another incident at Twin Mountains -- 13. Bullets in Turkey Creek Canyon -- 14. The sixteenth of August -- 15. Dead to rights --16. Points of law -- 17. Atkins saddles the ocean -- 18. An anniversary for George Scarborough -- 19. Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and Will Carver -- 20. Before he could cock his pistol -- 21. Off with his head -- 22. Empty saddles and lonely graves -- 23. Myth, mistake, and muddle
Control code
690209081
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 504 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441678683
Lccn
2009009188
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)690209081
Label
The deadliest outlaws : the Ketchum gang and the Wild Bunch, Jeffrey Burton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-480) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Meet the gang -- 2. I could kill a buzzard a-flying -- 3. Vagrant years -- 4. Will, Laura, and Ben: the course of true love? -- 5. Three murders and a dead ringer -- 6. Easy money and hard riding -- 7. Crossed trails -- 8. The Steins pass imbroglio -- 9. Framed -- 10. Dynamite and six-shooter -- 11. Separate ways -- 12. Another incident at Twin Mountains -- 13. Bullets in Turkey Creek Canyon -- 14. The sixteenth of August -- 15. Dead to rights --16. Points of law -- 17. Atkins saddles the ocean -- 18. An anniversary for George Scarborough -- 19. Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and Will Carver -- 20. Before he could cock his pistol -- 21. Off with his head -- 22. Empty saddles and lonely graves -- 23. Myth, mistake, and muddle
Control code
690209081
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 504 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441678683
Lccn
2009009188
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)690209081

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