Alabama Scoundrels: Outlaws, Pirates, Bandits & Bushwhackers

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While legislators were writing the first laws in Alabama, some miscreant citizens were already breaking them, causing disorder and fleeing the hands of justice. Among these were cult-leader-turned-murderer "Bloody" Bob Sims, social-activist-turned-anarchist Albert Parsons, the mysterious hobo bandit Railroad Bill and the nefarious outlaw sheriff Steve Renfroe, who was credited with countless prison escapes, thefts and arson. Legendary Wild West figures Frank and Jesse James also appeared in Alabama, along with numerous other well-known gunslingers, pirates, crooks and desperados. Bushwhackers caused widespread chaos during the Civil War and were considered outlaws depending on which side you supported. Join real-life partners in crime Kelly Kazek and Wil Elrick as they recount the atrocities of some of Alabama's most infamous lawbreakers.
ISBN: 9781626195332
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Alabama
Series: True Crime
Images: 44
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kelly Kazek has been a journalist for twenty-eight years, specializing in Alabama history. She is the author of seven previous books, including a collection of humor columns and books on regional history. Wil Elrick hails from Guntersville, Alabama, where at an early age he developed a love for both trivia and history. He has spent the last twenty-odd years fine-tuning the art of communication while working in law enforcement, television media, historical research and public speaking.
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