Midnight raids, blazing six-shooters, and dangling ropes played frequent and vital roles in the taming of the West. And in this true account of justice--and sometimes vengeance--on the frontier, Wayne Gard ably relates how determined frontiersmen and heroic women achieved order before they had formal law. Colorful Roy Bean, most famous of the frontier oracles, who dispensed liquor with one hand and justice with the other, stalks through the pages, along with Sam Houston, Watt Moorman, Judge Almond (who would not tolerate ...

Frontier Justice 1981, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806101941

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Frontier Justice 1949, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, [Okla.]

ISBN-13: 9780806117553

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