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The enigma woman : the death sentence of Nellie May Madison

Author: Kathleen A Cairns
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Series: Women in the West.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Crack shot." "Enigma woman." "Good with ponies and pistols." "A much-married woman." What if such an unconventional woman - and the press unanimously agreed that Nellie May Madison was indeed unconventional - were to get away with murder? Shortly after her husband's bullet-riddled body was found in the couple's Burbank apartment, police issued an all-points bulletin for the "beautiful, dark-haired widow." The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cairns, Kathleen A., 1946-
Enigma woman.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006028848
(OCoLC)71322090
Named Person: Nellie May Madison; Nellie May Madison
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen A Cairns
ISBN: 9780803206922 0803206925
OCLC Number: 106162998
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: A girl from Montana --
Midnight alibi --
Outlaw woman --
Enigma Woman --
The ultimate penalty --
The people v. Nellie Madison --
The defense --
Lady Macbeth --
The verdict --
A condemned woman --
An abused woman --
The reprieve --
Life in prison --
A traditional woman.
Series Title: Women in the West.
Responsibility: Kathleen A. Cairns.
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