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  • 06/2017
  • 9781547032570
  • 170 pages
  • $9.95
The Walker: The Untold Story of Black Bart
True Story: In the early 1870's a man named Charley was working a gold claim near present-day Butte, Montana. Wells Fargo tried to buy the claim, but Charley wouldn't sell, so they bought all the land around him and cut off his water. Unable to work his claim, Charley wrote to his wife and swore to get even--and he did. Between 1875 and 1883 he robbed Wells Fargo stagecoaches 28 times--as Black Bart. "The Walker" tells the story in first person, from Charley's perspective. It explains his mistrust of horses, takes you through his first trips to the California gold fields, his rise through the ranks and participation in seven major battles during the Civil War, his marriage and the births of his children--and the events that led to his vendetta against Wells Fargo. It also tells what really happened to him, after finally eluding the Pinkerton Detectives, following his release from San Quentin prison in January of 1888. Charley was considered to be "The Gentleman Bandit" because he was always polite and never took from passengers. Newspapers also called him "The Plundering Poet" because he sometimes left poetry at the sites of his holdups. When they finally did catch him (after 28 robberies) they learned that he had never loaded his shotgun...
Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 06/2017
  • 9781547032570
  • 170 pages
  • $9.95

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