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Wanted!: Wanted Posters of the Old West Paperback – September 1, 2003
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Today's reader finds the wanted poster appealing out of curiosity about the past---about criminal types, personal characteristics, background stories. Delightfully, Wanted Posters of the Old West feeds that curiosity. It immerses the reader in instance after instance of startling derring-do. Moreover, it provides some case backgrounds---context---for the posters themselves. Who can resist? ---Dave Walter, research historian, Montana Historical Society
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This rare collection of wanted posters from the American West is a historical treasure. The book's nearly 150 original wanted posters, fugitive notices, and Pinkerton Agency circulars are supplemented by fascinated details about the technology of identification, the history of wanted posters, and the stories behind the crimes, which ranged from horse theft, safe blowing, train robbery, seduction, ''white slavery,'' and murder. Posters for notorious bandits such as Jesse James, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid are also featured.
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Purchased on Amazon for 1/4 the price..it is very interesting and very intertaining