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Red Lands Outlaw: the Ballad of Henry Starr

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In the last years of the tough and woolly land called Indian Territory, and the first of the new state of Oklahoma, the outlaw Henry Starr rides roughshod through the midst of it. A native son of “The Nations” he’s more Scotch-Irish than Cherokee, but is scorned by both. He never really wanted to journey west of the law, yet fate seems to insist. He’s falsely accused and a ...more
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published July 22nd 2012 by Roots & Branches
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Jackson Burnett
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Phil Truman
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: history and western enthusiasts
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In the last years of the tough and woolly land called Indian Territory, and the first of the new state of Oklahoma, the outlaw Henry Starr rides roughshod through the midst of it. A native son of “The Nations” he’s more Scotch-Irish than Cherokee, but is scorned by both. He never really wanted to journey west of the law, yet fate seems to insist. He’s falsely accused and arrested for horse-thieving at age sixteen, then sentenced to hang at nineteen by Judge Isaac Parker for the dubious killing o ...more
Eric Wright
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

In Red Lands Outlaw, Phil Truman splices together the history of a period and a territory with the story of "the most prolific bank robber the West has ever known." The history concerns that period in which the Indian Territory is amalgamated into the new state of Oklahoma. The character is a real person; Henry Starr, native son of the territory more Scots-Irish than Cherokee. Starr is a reluctant lawbreaker initiated into the shadowy side of the law by the false accusation against him at age 16
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Ted Guglielmo
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ted by: Phil Truman
What a fun read. The story of a "kind" outlaw. His "gang" of not so good bandits to his jailtime and failed marriages to his death doing the only thing he knew. There are ironic twists like Henry being taken by movie moguls making a movie about his stealing from others. There are the people that he left behind after another of his robberies and having to be on the run. There is alot packed into 207 pages.

A lovable outlaw who's creed "not to shoot anyone unless he had to" during his heists was a
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Darel Krieger
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not a big fan of wild west books but I did like this one. The story was good and moderately paced, brought in a lot of different characters but not too many as you lose track of who's who. Book was short (219 pgs.) which is always an attraction for me also. I would definitely read more of Phil Truman.
Kathleen
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western
Nearly 100 years after his death, Henry Starr remains a somewhat controversial figure in the Southwest. One of the most prolific, if not the most financially successful, bank robbers in western history, Starr’s reputation often disappears behind those belonging to his distant relative by marriage, Belle Starr, and to flashier, more violent owlhoots like Jesse James and John Dillinger.

To the people of Oklahoma, though, Starr was — and remains — a native-son celebrity. Whether he was a tragic fol
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Ron
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: westerns
Phil Truman brings a light touch to the story of Oklahoma bank robber Henry Starr. Read my review at my blog.
v.geniebrown
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great reading

I found this a very excellent book, I live in Oklahoma, not far from Stroud and am familiar with many of the town's mentioned in the telling.
Jim
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Very good,easy to read story of the life of Henry Starr,detailing his highs and lows with quite a bit humor thrown in
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