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The Resource A lawless breed : John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and violence in the Wild West, by Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown ; with a foreword by Leon C. Metz

A lawless breed : John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and violence in the Wild West, by Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown ; with a foreword by Leon C. Metz

Label
A lawless breed : John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and violence in the Wild West
Title
A lawless breed
Title remainder
John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and violence in the Wild West
Statement of responsibility
by Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown ; with a foreword by Leon C. Metz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In A Lawless Breed, Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown have meticulously examined his claims against available records to determine how much of his life story is true, and how much was only a half truth, or a complete lie. As a killer of up to forty men, Hardin obviously had psychological issues, which the authors probe and explain in laymen's terms. To Hardin, those three dozen or more killings were a result of being forced to defend his life, his honor, or to preserve his freedom against those who would rob or destroy him or his loved ones. Was he a combination freedom fighter/man-killer, or merely a blood-lust killer who became a national celebrity? This deeply researched biography of Hardin and his friends and family will remain the definitive study for years to come
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
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Parsons, Chuck
Dewey number
  • 976.4/05092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
F391.H38
LC item number
P37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Brown, Norman Wayne
Series statement
Number 14 in the A. C. Greene series
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  • Hardin, John Wesley
  • Outlaws
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Violence
  • Texas
Label
A lawless breed : John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and violence in the Wild West, by Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown ; with a foreword by Leon C. Metz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 472-480) and index
Contents
First blood -- Gunfire in Hill County -- Mexico or Kansas? -- Shedding blood in Kansas -- The Texas State Police -- Capture and escape -- The end of Jack Helm -- Killing intensifies -- A "bully from Canada" -- Fighting Waller's Texas Rangers -- Leaving the Lone Star State -- Troubles in Florida -- "Texas, by God!" -- Hardin on trial -- Huntsville and punishment -- Dreams of a future -- Seeing Jane again -- A full pardon -- Attorney at law, J.W. Hardin -- Troubles in Pecos -- Troubles in El Paso -- "I'll meet you smoking" -- The youngest brother -- End of the gunfighters
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 490 p.
Isbn
9781574415056
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013009230
Other physical details
ill., map, photographs
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG415056
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG415056
Label
A lawless breed : John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and violence in the Wild West, by Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown ; with a foreword by Leon C. Metz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 472-480) and index
Contents
First blood -- Gunfire in Hill County -- Mexico or Kansas? -- Shedding blood in Kansas -- The Texas State Police -- Capture and escape -- The end of Jack Helm -- Killing intensifies -- A "bully from Canada" -- Fighting Waller's Texas Rangers -- Leaving the Lone Star State -- Troubles in Florida -- "Texas, by God!" -- Hardin on trial -- Huntsville and punishment -- Dreams of a future -- Seeing Jane again -- A full pardon -- Attorney at law, J.W. Hardin -- Troubles in Pecos -- Troubles in El Paso -- "I'll meet you smoking" -- The youngest brother -- End of the gunfighters
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 490 p.
Isbn
9781574415056
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013009230
Other physical details
ill., map, photographs
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG415056
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG415056

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