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  • Author:
    William B Secrest
  • ISBN:
    1884995241
  • ISBN13:
    978-1884995248
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    Word Dancer Press; First edition. edition (October 1, 2001)
  • Pages:
    272 pages
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Secrest, William . 1930-. Clovis, CA : Quill Driver Books/Word Dancer Press.

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Trails, Dangerous Men : Early California Stagecoach Robbers and Their Desperate Careers 1856-1900. Author William Secrest examines the motivations and experiences of robbers who made their livings attacking stagecoaches.

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Punctuated by gunshots and posse hoofbeats, these true tales, many told for the first time, illustrate, in both words and rare photographs, perilous trails and dangerous men from a time gone forever. The Sotello brothers, John Keener, Bill Miner, Louis J Dreibelbis, Ramon Ruiz, and all the others were fascinating characters - a desperate breed who added their stories to the legends of the Old West.

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Although he didn't plan on killing lawmen when he helped rob stages to aid the Confederacy, in the end, ex-Monterey County Undersheriff Tom Poole took the long walk up the Placerville scaffold for murdering Deputy Joseph Staples. The local newspaper reported, He smiled on all and seemed perfectly resigned.

Perilous Trails, Dangerous Men: Early California Stagecoach Robbers and Their Desperate Careers 1856-1900. If you love to read about some of the stagecoach robbers from the Wild West, you will enjoy this book. The capers of Black Bart are here, Shorty Harris, and Jack Allen, among others. We can tell you if you would like this book! Rate some books to find out!

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Perilous Trails, Dangerous Men: Early California Stagecoach Robbers and Their Desperate Careers 185. y William . It was October 4th, 1856, and the possemen finally had Thomas J. Hodges, alias Tom Bell, squarely where they wanted him-within feet and minutes of the hangman's noose.

It was October 4th, 1856, and the possemen finally had Thomas J. Hodges, alias Tom Bell, squarely where they wanted him-within feet and minutes of the hangman's noose I have been most foully betrayed. Bill and John have told things that never took place. I am accused of every robbery that has been committed for the past twelve months, which is entirely false.

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Punctuated by gunshots and posse hoofbeats, these true tales, many told for the first time, illustrate, in both words and rare photographs, perilous trails and dangerous men from a time gone forever. Profiling men such as stagecoach robber Shorty Harris, who just wanted to buy a restaurant with his loot and find some peace, and Black Bart, the most famous stagecoach robber ever, who robbed 28 stages in eight years and between robberies led the life of a society gentleman in San Francisco, this collection illustrates a desperate breed of fascinating characters who added their stories to the legends of the Old West.

Androlhala
Interesting book and there were a lot of bad guys covered. Unfortunately, information on each bad guy was sketchy. This may have been on purpose just so the book could cover a lot of names without having complete information on each person.
Timberahue
Any historical book about bad guys of the west by William Secrest is bound to intrigue. He has covered lawmen hunting down bad guys that have been overlooked by other writers except for a few. His research is amazing and paints clear imagery for all to enjoy.
Darksinger
VG used trade paperback copy, good price and on time delivery.
Konetav
Wow. What a neat book.
Muniath
good read on gunfighters in Fresno County
SlingFire
This book is one boring read.
Teonyo
This was an awesome collection of the lives of various stagecoach robbers. He supplies each character with wonderful historical photographs or hand renderings of their mug shots, as well as photos of relevant historical sites, and pictures of mock hold-ups of stagecoaches taken of people of those days. It's so interesting to learn about the upbringing of each character, and how their paths in life went south, so to speak. Not all originated from a disfunctional past. Some really had a chance to be upstanding, successful citizen's, yet something significant in their lifes presented them with an opportunity to make the wrong decision. I loved the references to well known Californian towns, roads and buildings. Being from California, it's eye-opening to read about place's I've visited, yet had not known the rich history that had occurred there. I was also astounded to learn where the "freeways" of those days ran, many of those roads we still use today, though modernized. Wonderful book, I absolutely loved it!
We are insanely spoiled now. We sit back in our reclining leather seats and take our chilled XL Carl's Jr soda from the drink holder, sipping as the odometer reaches 70 mph. The AC blasts cool air directly into our faces while signs and side-streets pass by in the blink of an eye. Today is incredibly unlike the old west days of stagecoaches. Mr. Secrest does an excellent job reminding us of this fact, detailing what it was like for passengers and drivers to travel via actual horsepower. Perilous Trails, Dangerous Men also reminds us of the dangers one encountered when traveling the Gold Rush roads.

I will never get rid of this book. It is an endlessly fascinating history of California at a time when it was plagued by stage-robbing outlaws. Each chapter details a particular stagecoach robber, each with a unique backstory and connected accomplices and/or characters. Secrest has done impeccable scholarship in re-telling these criminals' stories. His writing is also easy to follow and flows nicely. This is a masterpiece of a book about one of the most unique times in California's history: the Gold Rush.