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by Emerson Hough

The Story of the Outlaw: A Study of the Western Desperado download ebook
ISBN:
0815411685
ISBN13:
978-0815411680
Author:
Emerson Hough
Publisher:
Cooper Square Press; 1 edition (October 9, 2001)
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400 pages
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In offering this study of the American desperado, the author constitutes himself no apologist for the acts of any desperado; yet neither does he feel that apology is needed for the theme itself. The outlaw, the desperado-that somewhat distinct and easily recognizable figure generally known in the West as the "bad man"-is a character unique in our national history, and one whose like scarcely has been produced in any land other than this

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Hough lived during the time of the settling of the West (1857-1923) and knew several of the figures profiled in the numerous books both fiction and nonfiction he wrote on the subject. The outlaw, the desperado – that somewhat distinct and easily recognizable figure generally known in the West as the bad man – is a character unique in our national history, and one whose like scarcely has been produced in any land other than this. It is not necessary to promote absurd and melodramatic impressions regarding a type properly to be called historic, and properly to be handled as such.

Author Emerson Hough traveled with lawman Pat Garrett and interviewed eyewitnesses when researching his account of a uniquely American criminal type—the frontier outlaw. Hough describes the circumstances that form outlaws, then provides vivid accounts of famous bandits and their pursuers. Chapters cover the career of John A. Murrell, a cunning criminal who masterminded a gang of hundreds of killers and thieves that ranged across the South before the Civil War; the life of sometimes lawman Wild Bill Hickock, including the story behind his nickname; a firsthand account of the killing of Billy the Kid; the history and methods of rustling cattle; the criminal tutelage of Jesse and Frank James and Cole Younger, all of whom rode with Confederate guerillas and participated in the bloodiest massacres in Midwestern history; and many other lesser known but equally sensational murders and robbers of the American borderlands.
Reviews:
  • Tejora
Great story of the Old West--If you like this book you will also want to read the following 99 cent books:
1 My Sixty Years on the Plains: Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting (1905)
2 Stories of the Old Santa Fe Trail (1881)
3 Hard Knocks: a Life Story of the Vanishing West (1915)
4 The Overland Stage to California: Personal Reminiscences and Authentic History of the Great Overland Stage Line and Pony Express from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean (1901)
5 Thrilling Lives of Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill (1911)
6 Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans (1846)
7 The Banditti of the Plains, or the Cattleman's Invasion of Wyoming in 1892 (1894)
8 Fifty Years on the Trail (1889)
9 Seventy Years on the Frontier: Alexander Major's Memoirs of a Lifetime on the Border (1893)
10 The Story of the Indian (1901)
  • Shalizel
This book was an enjoyable read. Written in 1905, Emerson Hough had access to living eye witnesses for some of the described events. Some of the presented accounts are disputed by careful historians who have researched the records, but obviously Hough's book became a source for other western authors. Particularly appreciate Hough's attention to some lesser known desperados such as Plummer and Helm. Happy that out of print books are still available in electronic format. Too bad the e-book did not reproduce the book's illustrations.
  • Oghmaghma
As with any "frontier" the American west had its share of opportunists, dreamers, hard working folks, bigger than life characters, and dangerous misfits. The book explores lesser known outlaws and lawmen and takes away the layers of myth surrounding many well known characters like Jessee James and Billy the Kid. Pat Garrett's life was interesting and his interview about tracking and killing Billy the Kid told it like it was. For anybody with an interest in America's frontier days this is a great read.
  • Agalas
I stumbled upon this little gem while searching for free kindle books. I have very much enjoyed the public domain books so thought I"d give it a try. I loved it! I am fascinated by stories and people of the old west, our history as people's of America and the beginnings of this country. How difficult times were long ago but evident that times haven't changed, just different players with different technologies but the heart of a violent man still exists. The writing is superb and colorful and eloquent and I was pulled into the old west for a few days! Hope you enjoy it too.
  • Anarawield
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is loaded with numerous anecdotes and brief biographies of villains of the Old West. I appreciate that the author takes care to point out that the "good" guys and "bad" guys were often the same people, depending on what was expedient at the time for them.
  • Questanthr
being a contemporary of at least a part of the times he wrote of, the author gives a look of the west that no modern writer can do. Really insightful.
  • mr.Mine
I'm glad I didn't pay for this book. This book was written around 1905, which may explain why parts of the book were so hard to understand and the timeline is confusing. Also some chapters just seem to stop in the middle of a thought and the next chapter has nothing to do with the last chapter.
Have read a few history books on the old west, but really enjoyed the different perspective, having been only written a few years after the events actually happened.
Was particularly taken by the early 1800's guys - Some of people were nothing more than serial killers.
Also of note is the authors outlook on criminals and justice in the present day (1910 or so) - Sadly. nothing much has changed, at all.
Just read it - Great book - ......................Gaz from NZ