Great Train Robberies of the Old West by R. Michael Wilson
"Smitty, let's go and rob a train or open a real estate office. Anything decent and honest. I'm tired of working day and night through the spring, and summer and fall, stealing cattle for someone else and then waiting all winter for the chance to do it all over again." Daniel M. Harvick 1888 Stick 'Em Up
Rails reached the West toward the end of the 1860's and it wasn't long before road agents graduated from robbing stagecoaches to robbing trains. For outlaw gangs, there was no venture riskier than a train robbery. But then again, no other line of work offered such potential for instant wealth.
Great Train Robberies of the Old West is an action-packed collection of gangs too notorious, hauls too large, and murders too cold-blooded to fade into obscurity.
Paperback, c2007, 168 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-162) and index.
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