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The Resource The ballad of Black Bart, Loren D. Estleman

The ballad of Black Bart, Loren D. Estleman

Label
The ballad of Black Bart
Title
The ballad of Black Bart
Statement of responsibility
Loren D. Estleman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Review
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. -- Lukowsky, Wes (Reviewed 11/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 114, number 6, p32)
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10600603
Cataloging source
VFPL
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Estleman, Loren D
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black Bart
  • Hume, James B
  • Outlaws
  • Stagecoach robberies
Target audience
adult
Label
The ballad of Black Bart, Loren D. Estleman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061131261
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780765383532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)966393290
Label
The ballad of Black Bart, Loren D. Estleman
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061131261
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780765383532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)966393290

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