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SAM BASS & GANG
by Rick Miller
The exploits of the outlaw Sam Bass led to his legendary status of an amiable rogue who took on the widely disliked railroad corporations and who followed the code of the outlaw by refusing to give up his companions to the pursuing lawmen. Beginning his life of crime by robbing stagecoaches in the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory, Sam Bass and his gang were soon holding up trains in Nebraska and Texas.
The chase for Bass in 1878 throughout Texas was unequaled in the state's history and ended with the famous gunfight on the streets of Round Rock, Texas. Sam Bass & Gang cuts through the mythical to set the record straight. Years of research through the newspapers and public records of several states, through the national archives, through private collections, through the records of the Texas Rangers, and through all of the extant primary and secondary source material have enabled author Rick Miller to portray the history of Sam Bass accurately, but in so doing his narrative loses none of the drama of a stirring and exciting tale. This volume is destined to become the standard reference work for the legendary outiaw.424 pps.,6 x 9, ill., biblio., index
by Willis & Joe Newton
as told to Claude I. Stanush & David Middleton
Misdeeds of early 20th-century bank and train robbers. Now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke and Julia Margulies
384 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, illustrated, index
The Era of Sam Bass, John Wesley Hardin, King Fisher and the Sutton-Taylor Feud provides the framework for the activities of legendary Rangers such as Lee Hall, John Hughes, Bill McDonald, N.O. Reynolds, Dan Roberts. Bass Outlaw and Lee McNelly, and for other Rangers such as John Armstrong, G.W. Arrington and George Baylor who should be better known for their contributions to the legends. This is the era which, in Wilkins' words, "The 'Wild West' gave a certain legendary twist not just to Texan lore but to all of American history."
This is the era which, in Wilkins' words, "The 'Wild West' gave a certain legendary twist not just to Texan lore but to all of American history."416 pages, 6x9, ill., biblio., index.
Pink Higgins, known as Texas' "reluctant gunfighter," participated in as many gunfights and killed as many or more adversaries as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Sundance Kid
168 pages., 6 x 9, photos, index, bibliography, endnotes