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Gentleman bandit : the true story of Black Bart, the Old West's most infamous stagecoach robber Book
Book | Hanover Square Press, Toronto, Ontario : [2023]

  • 1 of 3 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative
  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Grimsby 979.404092 BlaB Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
Thorold 979.4 BOESS Nonfiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available
Welland Main 979.404092 BlackB New Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out

"Black Bart is widely regarded today as not only the most notorious stage robber of the Old West but also the best behaved. Over his lifetime, Black Bart held up at least twenty-nine stagecoaches in California and Oregon with mild, polite commands, stealing from Wells Fargo and the US mail but never robbing a passenger. Such behavior earned him the title of a true 'gentleman bandit.' His real name was Charles E. Boles, and in the public eye, Charles lived quietly as a boulevardier in San Francisco, the wealthiest and most exciting city in the American West. Boles was an educated man who traveled among respectable crowds. Because he did not drink, fight or consort with prostitutes, his true calling as America's greatest stage robber was never suspected until his final capture in 1883. Sheriffs searched and struggled for years to find him, and newspaper editors had a field day reporting his exploits. Legends and rumors trailed his name until his mysterious death, and his ultimate fate remains one of the greatest mysteries of the Old West. Now historian John Boessenecker sheds new light on Black Bart's beginnings, reputation and exploits, bringing to life the glittering story of the mysterious stage robber who doubled as a rich, genteel socialite in the golden era of the Wild West."--

  • ISBN: 9781335449429
  • Physical Description: 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, [2023]
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.

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