Gangster Tour of Texas

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  • Author : T. Lindsay Baker
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • ISBN : 1603442588
  • Rating : /5 from reviews
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Gangster Tour of Texas

Gangster Tour of Texas
  • Author : T. Lindsay Baker
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 31 August 2011
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Bonnie and Clyde, Machine Gun Kelly, the Newton Boys, the Santa Claus Bank Robbers. . . . During the era of gangsters and organized crime, Texas hosted its fair share of guns and gambling, moonshine and morphine, ransom and robbery. The state’s crime wave hit such a level that in 1927 the Texas Bankers Association offered a reward of $5,000 for a dead bank robber; no reward was given for one captured alive. Veteran historian T. Lindsay Baker brings his considerable sleuthing skills to

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  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release : 15 July 2018
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