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Boessenecker, John 1953-

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Works: 15 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 5,174 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Documentary television programs  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F868.A3, B
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Publications about John Boessenecker
Publications by John Boessenecker
Most widely held works by John Boessenecker
Lawman the life and times of Harry Morse, 1835-1912 by John Boessenecker( file )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,126 libraries worldwide
Harry Morse - gunfighter, manhunter, sleuth - was among the West's most famous lawmen. Elected sheriff of Alameda County, California, in 1864, he went on to become San Francisco's foremost private detective. His career spanned five decades. In this biography, John Boessenecker brings Morse's now-forgotten story to light, chronicling not only the lawman's remarkable adventures but also the turbulent times in which he lived
Against the vigilantes the recollections of Dutch Charley Duane by Dutch Charley Duane( file )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
"The California Gold Rush spawned many colorful characters but none more controversial than Charles P. "Dutch Charley" Duane. As chief enforcer for political boss David C. Broderick, Dutch Charley enjoyed power and prestige in San Francisco until his downfall at the hands of the vigilantes. In fact, the irascible Irishman attracted so much trouble in San Francisco during the 1850s that the Committee of Vigilance outlawed him - twice."--Jacket
Badge and buckshot : lawlessness in old California by John Boessenecker( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
The Grey Fox the true story of Bill Miner, last of the old-time bandits by Mark Dugan( file )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 892 libraries worldwide
Of all the outlaws in the Old West--and there were many hundreds of them--Bill Miner, the last of the old-time bandits, came closest to matching the popularity of England's legendary Robin Hood. Jesse James, Billy the Kid, and John Wesley Hardin may have been better known, but none could command the reverence accorded Bill Miner by people in every walk of life, from businessmen to housewives. He had a magnetism like no other. Active for more than four decades, Miner began his criminal career in California in the 1860s and ended it in Georgia in 1911. He stole horses and robbed stagecoaches, and when railroad tracks replaced stage roads, he robbed trains. He was caught and imprisoned only to be released or to escape and rob again. He considered his victims to be corporations rather than people, and he did not consider it wrong to rob, for instance, the Canadian Pacific Railway, which he said had plenty of money and robbed the public. In this book, Mark Dugan and John Boessenecker trace Miner's life from Onondaga, Michigan, to Milledgeville, Georgia, where he died in prison in 1913. They reveal his character and his unusual ability to charm men and women alike, even his victims. He carried weapons but did not kill; he always worked with an accomplice or two or sometimes three, usually younger men; and the authors contend that he is the only proven homosexual outlaw the West has known. With its wealth of information, this thoroughly researched and well-documented story should stand as the definitive biography of the man who is Canada's best-known outlaw and the hero of the popular film, The Grey Fox
Gold dust and gunsmoke : tales of gold rush outlaws, gunfighters, lawmen, and vigilantes by John Boessenecker( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 libraries worldwide
TALES OF GOLD RUSH OUTLAWS, GUNFIGHTERS, LAWMEN, AND VIGILANTES
Bandido : the life and times of Tiburcio Vasquez by John Boessenecker( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Sons of the conquistadores -- In old Monterey -- A boyhood among bandits -- The Roach-Belcher feud -- He never showed the white feather -- The big break -- Bandido -- In the saddle with Juan Soto -- Stagecoach robber -- Shootouts and lynchings -- Ride the high country -- "I'm a ranger, by God!"--The tres pinos tragedy -- Pursuit and betrayal -- Raiders of the San Joaquin -- Harry Morse tries his hand -- Manhunt in Los Angeles -- Dead or alive -- The murder trial -- To die game -- Epilogue: buried treasure, social banditry, and other myths
When law was in the holster : the frontier life of Bob Paul by John Boessenecker( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Vigilante tech ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
David Carradine hosts an episode about vigilante justice in the Old West. One of the most notorious groups was the Vigilance Committee in San Francisco
The Grey Fox the true story of Bill Miner, last of the old time bandits by Mark Dugan( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Between the years 1860 and 1911, Bill Miner's criminal career included stagecoach and train robberies. A gentleman robber who never killed, Miner believed that railroad companies robbed the public and he therefore had a right to rob them back. 1992
The grey fox ( visu )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Wild West tech ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
David Carradine hosts an episode about vigilante justice in the Old West. One of the most notorious groups was the Vigilance Committee in San Francisco
When the law was in the holster by John Boessenecker( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
California's strangest robbery by John Boessenecker( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Captain Ingram's partisan rangers by John Boessenecker( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The Grey Fox the true story ... by Mark Dugan( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Boessenecker, John
Boessenecker, John Edward 1953-
Languages
English (38)
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