True American crimes, the legendary and the long-forgotten
The Bloody Benders Family . . . The Black Hand of New Orleans . . . The Crimes of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch . . . The Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah . . . Rachel Wall, Female Pirate and The Last Woman to be Hanged in Massachusetts . . . The Rise of New York’s Organized Crime . . . and even a crime chronicled by President Abraham Lincoln. This criminal collection of Lyons Press American Classics delivers the murderous, thieving, and otherwise nefarious acts we love to read about—all from our deep history and in a book that makes a great gift as part of Lyons Press’s outstanding Americana library.
Bill Bowers is a freelance editor and writer. He lives with his wife in Cooperstown, New York.