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The capture of Black Bart : gentleman bandit of the Old West

Author: Norman H Finkelstein
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Black Bart was not the Old West's only stagecoach robber, but he quickly became the most famous. To many people, he was a folk hero, a robber who didn't threaten or harm passengers. He was a bandit with a sense of humor who wrote poetry. In robbing at least 28 Wells Fargo stagecoaches across northern California between 1875 and 1883, he never fired a shot or injured anyone. His gun, it turned out, was never loaded.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biography
History
Juvenile works
Biographies
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Finkelstein, Norman H., author.
Capture of Black Bart
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2019]
(DLC) 2018015235
Named Person: Black Bart
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman H Finkelstein
ISBN: 9781613739952 1613739958
OCLC Number: 1029569591
Target Audience: Ages 10 and up.
Description: 150 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: A ghost appears --
Wells Fargo connects the west --
J. B. Hume, lawman --
A legend grows --
Closing in --
The capture --
Who was Black Bart? --
Epilogue --
List of robberies attributed to Black Bart.
Other Titles: Black Bart, gentleman bandit of the Old West
Responsibility: Norman H. Finkelstein.

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"Black Bart was not the Old West's only stagecoach robber, but he quickly became the most famous. To many people, he was a folk hero, a robber who didn't threaten or harm passengers. He was a bandit with a sense of humor who wrote poetry. In robbing at least 28 Wells Fargo stagecoaches across northern California between 1875 and 1883, he never fired a shot or injured anyone. His gun, it turned out, was never loaded. Newspaper stories about the poet robber's exploits and about Jim Hume, the unyielding chief detective of Wells Fargo, became popular reading throughout the West. Black Bart seemed to enjoy the chase. During one robbery the driver told him "They'll catch you one of these days." Bart answered, "Perhaps, but in the meantime give my regards to J. B. Hume, will you?" For eight years, each new robbery--and each new story--made Hume even more determined to track him down. Resources include a list of all Bart's robberies, notes, and bibliography, making this a rich resource for all Wild West readers."--Provided by publisher.

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