DESPERATE MEN Revelations from the sealed Pinkerton Files

Author: Horan (James D.)
Year: 1956
Publisher: Transworld
Edition Details: Reprint (1st pub. Hammond 1952)
Book Condition: G.
Price: 3.00
Paperback. Based on files from the archives of Pinketon's National Detective Agency. Brought to light for the first time endless new facts about the outlaw careers of Jesse and Frank James, the Youngers, Butch Cassidy, and the Wild Bunch of Wyoming. Here, at last is the real story of Jesse James as a boy, as a Civil War guerilla rider, as America's most notorious outlaw, who, with his gang, held back the development of civilisation in the West and halted the flow of millions of dollars of capital across the borders of Missouri - a story that until now has been distorted beyond belief. But even more amazing is the story of Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch of Wyoming - 400 thundering riders, who ruled three States with a reign of terror from a mediaeval-like robber's roost, and even stood off the US Cavalry. Their fantastic career of train and bank robberies, murders and lynchings, and jail breaks, ended only when the leaders, one a beautiful woman, fell in a crackle of gunfire after successfully introducing their special technique of outlawry to South America. 384pp. p/back. Lacks fep, previous owner's name/date insc. inside fr. cover, fep partially detached. G. only.


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