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Dime novel desperadoes : the notorious Maxwell brothers, John E. Hallwas

Label
Dime novel desperadoes : the notorious Maxwell brothers
Title
Dime novel desperadoes
Title remainder
the notorious Maxwell brothers
Statement of responsibility
John E. Hallwas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thrilling historical true crime narrative recovers the long-forgotten story of Ed and Lon Maxwell, outlaw brothers from Illinois who once rivaled Jesse and Frank James in national notoriety. Growing up hard as the sons of a tenant farmer, the Maxwell brothers embarked on a life of crime that captured the public eye. Made famous locally by newspapers that dramatized crimes and danger, the brothers achieved national prominence in 1881 when they shot and killed Charles and Milton Coleman, lawmen trying to apprehend them. Public outrage sparked the largest manhunt for outlaws in American history, involving some twenty posses who pursued the desperadoes in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Nebraska. Nevertheless, the daring desperadoes were eventually portrayed as heroes in sensationalistic dime novels. A stunning saga of robbery and horse stealing, gunfights and manhunts, murder and mob violence, Dime Novel Desperadoes also delves into the cultural and psychological factors that produced lawbreakers and created a crime wave in the post-Civil War era. Every overview and encyclopedia of American outlaws will need to be revised, and the fabled "Wild West" will have to be extended east of the Mississippi River, in response to this riveting chronicle. With more than forty illustrations and several maps that bring to life the exciting world of the Maxwell brothers, Dime Novel Desperadoes is a new classic in the annals of American outlawry
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hallwas, John E
Dewey number
  • 977.3/0410922
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F546.M39
LC item number
H35 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Maxwell family
  • Outlaws
  • Outlaws
  • Brothers
  • Brothers
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Maxwell family
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Brothers
  • Outlaws
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
Label
Dime novel desperadoes : the notorious Maxwell brothers, John E. Hallwas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-379) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Title page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Prologue""; ""1. The Maxwell Family Moves West""; ""2. The Maxwells in Troubled Fulton County""; ""3. The Maxwells in McDonough County""; ""4. Law and Order, and Prison Life""; ""5. The Maxwell Brothers Become Outlaws""; ""6. The Great Escapeâ€?and Recapture""; ""7. Prison Time and Justice Issues""; ""8. Lon's Struggle to Go Straight""; ""9. The Wisconsin Desperadoes""; ""10. The Gunfight at Durand""; ""11. The Great Manhunt""; ""12. Another Gunfightâ€?and the Renewed Manhunt""; ""13. Ed's Capture and Lon's Escape""
  • ""14. The Desperado and the Public""""15. The Lynching at Durand""; ""16. The Lynching Controversy and Durand's Fate""; ""17. The Mysterious Fate of Lon Maxwell""; ""Epilogue: The Story Life of the Maxwell Brothers""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""Illustrations follow page 108 and 218""
Control code
785781242
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252093753
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1c94zg
  • 15768e1c-c89a-4fb6-9487-104b250cebe1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785781242
Label
Dime novel desperadoes : the notorious Maxwell brothers, John E. Hallwas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-379) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Title page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Prologue""; ""1. The Maxwell Family Moves West""; ""2. The Maxwells in Troubled Fulton County""; ""3. The Maxwells in McDonough County""; ""4. Law and Order, and Prison Life""; ""5. The Maxwell Brothers Become Outlaws""; ""6. The Great Escapeâ€?and Recapture""; ""7. Prison Time and Justice Issues""; ""8. Lon's Struggle to Go Straight""; ""9. The Wisconsin Desperadoes""; ""10. The Gunfight at Durand""; ""11. The Great Manhunt""; ""12. Another Gunfightâ€?and the Renewed Manhunt""; ""13. Ed's Capture and Lon's Escape""
  • ""14. The Desperado and the Public""""15. The Lynching at Durand""; ""16. The Lynching Controversy and Durand's Fate""; ""17. The Mysterious Fate of Lon Maxwell""; ""Epilogue: The Story Life of the Maxwell Brothers""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""Illustrations follow page 108 and 218""
Control code
785781242
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252093753
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1c94zg
  • 15768e1c-c89a-4fb6-9487-104b250cebe1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785781242

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