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  • John J. Kinney
  • Captain Jack and the Dalton Gang: The Life and Times of a Railroad Detective 
     

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 14-24 Tagen versandfertig
    Veröffentlichung:  2005  
    Genre:  Geschichte / Politik / Kultur 
    ISBN:  9780700614158 
    EAN-Code: 
    9780700614158 
    Verlag:  University Press Of Kansas 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D  
    Gewicht:  413 gr 
    Seiten:  240 
    Illustration:  28 photographs 
    Bewertung: Titel bewerten / Meinung schreiben
    Inhalt:
    Searching old journals and newspaper accounts for details of Captain Jack's life and facts about the Daltons, he has pieced together a totally captivating story of outlaws, lawmen, and the search for ancestral roots. Captain Jack's exploits were by no means confined to that one day in July. He was also the chief detective for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, a Texas Ranger, and a U.S. deputy marshal affiliated with "Hanging Judge" Isaac Parker's court. Kinney fleshes out all of Jack's exploits with engaging and insightful detail. He tells the life story of this unsung hero, breathes life back into a bygone and colorful era, and offers a unique perspective on America's westward growth. Along the way, he peeks into such curious topics as the significance of Crandall hammers in American history, the unexpected connection between Ben Franklin and the Daltons, and the giant spiders of Hermosillo, Mexico. While some figures like the Daltons flash through history like comets, others seem to be lost in their light. This book rescues one such figure and secures for Captain Jack Kinney his rightful place in the annals of the American West.
      



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