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The ballad of Black Bart / by Loren D. Estleman.

Estleman, Loren D., author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781432848705
  • ISBN: 1432848704
  • Physical Description: 297 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.

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Summary, etc.: Between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California's Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted. Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Francisco's entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes.Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargo's legendary chief of detectives, made Bart's apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 November #2
    In July 1875 a lone masked robber, on foot and armed with a shotgun, robbed a Wells Fargo stagecoach. Over the next nine years, the same scenario was repeated 27 times. The robber was Black Bart, also known as Charles E. Bolton. As Bolton floated among the moneyed class of San Francisco, charming the ladies with his wit, grace, and sophistication, Black Bart was hunted by James B. Hume, Wells Fargo's chief of detectives. Estleman, author of more than 70 books across multiple genres, turns the real-life Black Bart–Hume rivalry into an infectious blend of western chase story and nineteenth-century police procedural in which Hume and his assistants interview witnesses and use all manner of forensic science available to track their prey. Estleman may be a genre veteran who knows his way around a formula, but he also produces rich, character-centric narratives, and this one is certainly that, digging deeply into both Bolton and Hume and finding two rivals who were also very much alike. Fine reading from a pro's pro. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Black Bart, 1829- > Fiction.
Hume, James B., 1827-1904 > Fiction.
Black Bart, 1829-
Hume, James B., 1827-1904
Outlaws > Fiction.
Stagecoach robberies > Fiction.
Large type books.
Large type books.
Stagecoach robberies.
FICTION / Westerns.
Robbers and outlaws > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Western stories.
Western fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Western stories.
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