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Tales of Badmen, Bad Women, and Bad Places: Four Centuries of Texas Outlawry
A badman is not necessarily a bad man, but he is not a man to mess with. He might be a killer, a con artist, or even a Texas Ranger with his own ideas about law enforcement; or he might just be "wuthless." A bad woman might be a criminal too, or she might just be one who didn’t conform to accepted notions of womanly conduct in her time and place. C. F. Eckhardt tells the s ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 15th 1999 by Texas Tech University Press
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This is not a bad book, but it's certainly not a good one. It is an easy read, but is poorly researched and poorly written. I don't believe the author ever met a comma-splice he didn't like and he bends over backwards attempting to sound authentically southern to the point of repeating the same phrases page after page. If you've ever traveled the southwest or along Rt. 66 you have probably encountered those inexpensive volumes telling the stories of various gunfighters and such...this book fits ...more