The Outlaw Years: The History of the Land Pirates of the Natchez Trace

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Outlaws who preyed on traffic along the Natchez Trace from Natchez to New Orleans from about 1880 until 1885, among other violent and lawless acts, planned to build an empire using the labor of stolen slaves.
ISBN: 9781565544574
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Series: Pelican Pouch
Images: 16
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7 (h)
Interested in many subjects, Robert Myron Coates was a writer of fiction, nonfiction, history, art criticism, and short stories. He was born in 1897 in New Haven, Connecticut. Although he moved often as a child, he returned to his hometown to attend Yale University and graduated in 1919. Starting in 1927, he became a longtime columnist for the New Yorker, reviewing art until 1967. He also contibuted a variety of different texts-among which were more than a hundred short stories. Mr. Coates wrote his first novel, The Eater of Darkness, after moving to Paris in 1921 and went on to create four more: Yesterday's Burdens, The Bitter Season, Wisteria Cottage, and The Farther Shore. He also wrote three collections of short stories, an autobiography, and three other nonfiction books, including The Outlaw Years, a vividly told story that restores the outlaw to his prominent place in the American frontier history without making him into a hero. Mr. Coates' short stories were selected to appear in The Best American Short Stories in 1939, 1953, 1956, and 1959. He died of cancer in New York City in 1973.
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