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Death of a gunfighter : the quest for Jack Slade, the West's most elusive legend

Author: Dan Rottenberg
Publisher: Yardley, Pa. : Westholme, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The true story of one of the Old West's greatest heroes, Jack Slade.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Joseph Alfred Slade; Joseph Alfred Slade
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Rottenberg
ISBN: 9781594160707 1594160708
OCLC Number: 228364068
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: xiv, 520 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : Prospects --
The man and his moment --
The ropemaker --
The promoter --
The widow's quandary --
Hotbed of evil --
Part II : Possibilities --
The wagonmaster --
The gathering storm --
The California mail --
Part III : Power Slade takes charge --
The Ferrin shooting --
The las west of Kearny --
The pony express --
Avenging angel --
Survival --
Part IV : Purgatory --
The breaking point --
Gold fever --
Reign of terror --
Judgment day --
Part V : Posterity --
The widow and the town --
Victims and survivors.
Responsibility: Dan Rottenberg.

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In 1859, as the US was nearing civil war, Washington's only link with California was a stagecoach line between Missouri and the Pacific. Plagued by attacks from outlaws and Indians, the stagecoach  Read more...

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