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Boessenecker, John 1953-

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Works: 16 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 5,187 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Documentary television programs  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F865, B
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Publications about John Boessenecker
Publications by John Boessenecker
Most widely held works by John Boessenecker
Gold dust and gunsmoke : tales of gold rush outlaws, gunfighters, lawmen, and vigilantes by John Boessenecker( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 libraries worldwide
TALES OF GOLD RUSH OUTLAWS, GUNFIGHTERS, LAWMEN, AND VIGILANTES
Badge and buckshot : lawlessness in old California by John Boessenecker( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
The Grey Fox : the true story of Bill Miner, last of the old-time bandits by Mark Dugan( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 398 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
Lawman : the life and times of Harry Morse, 1835-1912 by John Boessenecker( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
A significant contribution to both western history and the history of law enforcement, Lawman is also an in-depth treatment of Hispanic crime and its causes, immigration, racial prejudice, and police brutality - issues with which California, and the nation, still grapple today
Against the vigilantes : the recollections of Dutch Charley Duane by Dutch Charley Duane( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
"His memoir, originally printed in the San Francisco Examiner in 1881, was located and edited by John Boessenecker. Now published for the first time in book form, it reveals a charismatic ruffian who played many roles: gunfighter, fire chief, politician, shoulder-striker, bare-knuckle boxer, gambler, saloon keeper, and land squatter."--BOOK JACKET. "Boessenecker's introduction provides information that is crucial in judging the actions of the vigilantes who moved against Duane and his cohorts. At the same time, Against the Vigilantes is cultural history, filled with details about the fires that swept early San Francisco, prizefighting, dueling, and urban machine politics in the decade before the Civil War."--Jacket
Bandido : the life and times of Tiburcio Vasquez by John Boessenecker( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 192 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 107 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Texas ranger : the epic life of frank hamer, the man who killed bonnie and clyde by John Boessenecker( Book )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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
Captain Ingram's partisan rangers by John Boessenecker( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library 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
California's strangest robbery by John Boessenecker( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
When the law was in the holster by John Boessenecker( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library 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 (41)
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