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Boessenecker, John 1953-

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Works: 18 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 5,817 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F865, B
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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 761 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 499 libraries worldwide
Texas Ranger : the epic life of Frank Hamer, the man who killed Bonnie and Clyde by John Boessenecker( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
"Chronicles the life of Frank Hamer, whose extraordinary career as a Texas Ranger made him one of the West's most legendary lawmen."--NoveList
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 390 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 296 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
Bandido : the life and times of Tiburcio Vasquez by John Boessenecker( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 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
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
When law was in the holster : the frontier life of Bob Paul by John Boessenecker( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Texas Ranger : the epic life of Frank Hamer, the man who killed Bonnie and Clyde by John Boessenecker( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, Frank Hamer stood on the frontlines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participated in the Bandit War of 1915, survived the climactic gunfight in the last blood feud of the Old West, battled the Mexican Revolution's spillover across the border, protected African Americans from lynch mobs and the Ku Klux Klan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers, and Communists. When at last his career came to an end, it was only when he ran up against another legendary Texan: Lyndon B. Johnson
Vigilante tech ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 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
Bill Miner robbed stagecoaches and trains from California to Kamloops during his forty years as an outlaw. This is the well-researched story of the gentleman bandit and his exploits
When the law was in the holster by John Boessenecker( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 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 1 library worldwide
Gold Dust and Gunsmoke: Tales of Gold Rush Outlaws, Gunfighters, Lawmen, an by John Boessenecker( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 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
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
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-
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English (47)
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