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Thunder over the Prairie The True Story of a Murder and a Manhunt by the Greatest Posse of All Time

ISBN-10: 0762744936
ISBN-13: 9780762744930
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Description: The year was 1878. Future legends of the Old Westlawmen Charlie Bassett, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, and Bill Tilghmanpatrolled the unruly streets of Dodge City, Kansas, then known as "the wickedest little city in America." When a cattle baron fled  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 6/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The year was 1878. Future legends of the Old Westlawmen Charlie Bassett, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, and Bill Tilghmanpatrolled the unruly streets of Dodge City, Kansas, then known as "the wickedest little city in America." When a cattle baron fled town after allegedly shooting the popular dancehall girl Dora Hand, these four menall sharpshooters who knew the surrounding harsh, desertlike terrainhunted him down, it was said, like "thunder over the prairie." The posse's legendary ride across the desolate landscape to seek justice influenced the men's friendship, careers, and feelings about the justice system. This account of that event is a fast-paced, unforgettable glimpse into the Old West.

Chris Enss is an author, scriptwriter and comedienne who has written for television and film, and performed on cruise ships and on stage. She and JoAnn Chartier teamed up in 1995 to write and voice one-minute vignettes on gold rush history for KNCO radio in Grass Valley, California. Enss, with Chartier, a reporter, anchor, and talk show host, went on to produce an audio tape about the Yuba Donner Scenic Byway for the Tahoe National Forest, which led to their first book with Globe Pequot, With Great Hope, Women of the California Gold Rush, published in 2000. Their second book, Love Untamed, Romances of the Old West, was released by Globe Pequot in June 2002, and Gilded Girls, Women Entertainers of the Old West was issued in May 2003. Their next title She Wore a Yellow Ribbon: Women Soldiers, will be published in 2004. Howard Kazanjian is an award-winning producer and entertainment executive who has been producing feature films and television programs for more than twenty-five years. While vice president of production for Lucasfilm Ltd., he produced two of the highest grossing films of all time: Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He also managed production of another top-ten box-office hit, The Empire Strikes Back. Some of his other notable credits include The Rookies, Demolition Man, and the two-hour pilot and first season of J.A.G.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Murder of a Nightingale
Cold-Blooded Assassin
A Posse on the Move
Thunder Over the Prairie
Caught in a Storm
Beyond the River
Waiting for a Killer
Captured
The Gunman's Trial
End of the Trail
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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