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The capture of Black Bart : gentleman bandit of the Old West / Norman H. Finkelstein.

By: Finkelstein, Norman H [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2019]Description: 150 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781613739952; 1613739958.Other title: Black Bart, gentleman bandit of the Old West.Subject(s): Black Bart, 1829- | Brigands and robbers -- California -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Outlaws -- California -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Stagecoach robberies -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature | Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Juvenile literature | Robbers and outlaws | Outlaws | Stagecoach robberies | Frontier and pioneer life -- CaliforniaGenre/Form: Biographies. | Nonfiction.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Capture of Black Bart.DDC classification: 979.4/04092 | B | 364.1552092
Contents:
A ghost appears -- Wells Fargo connects the west -- J.B. Hume, lawman -- A legend grows -- Closing in -- The capture -- Who was Black Bart? -- Epilogue -- List of robberies attributed to Black Bart.
Summary: "Black Bart was not the Old West's only stagecoach robber, but he quickly became the most famous. To many people, he was a folk hero, a robber who didn't threaten or harm passengers. He was a bandit with a sense of humor who wrote poetry. In robbing at least 28 Wells Fargo stagecoaches across northern California between 1875 and 1883, he never fired a shot or injured anyone. His gun, it turned out, was never loaded. Newspaper stories about the poet robber's exploits and about Jim Hume, the unyielding chief detective of Wells Fargo, became popular reading throughout the West. Black Bart seemed to enjoy the chase. During one robbery the driver told him "They'll catch you one of these days." Bart answered, "Perhaps, but in the meantime give my regards to J.B. Hume, will you?" For eight years, each new robbery--and each new story--made Hume even more determined to track him down. Resources include a list of all Bart's robberies, notes, and bibliography, making this a rich resource for all Wild West readers."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-142) and index.

A ghost appears -- Wells Fargo connects the west -- J.B. Hume, lawman -- A legend grows -- Closing in -- The capture -- Who was Black Bart? -- Epilogue -- List of robberies attributed to Black Bart.

"Black Bart was not the Old West's only stagecoach robber, but he quickly became the most famous. To many people, he was a folk hero, a robber who didn't threaten or harm passengers. He was a bandit with a sense of humor who wrote poetry. In robbing at least 28 Wells Fargo stagecoaches across northern California between 1875 and 1883, he never fired a shot or injured anyone. His gun, it turned out, was never loaded. Newspaper stories about the poet robber's exploits and about Jim Hume, the unyielding chief detective of Wells Fargo, became popular reading throughout the West. Black Bart seemed to enjoy the chase. During one robbery the driver told him "They'll catch you one of these days." Bart answered, "Perhaps, but in the meantime give my regards to J.B. Hume, will you?" For eight years, each new robbery--and each new story--made Hume even more determined to track him down. Resources include a list of all Bart's robberies, notes, and bibliography, making this a rich resource for all Wild West readers."--Provided by publisher.

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