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100 1  Hallwas, John E. 
245 10 Dime novel desperadoes :|bthe notorious Maxwell brothers /
       |cJohn E. Hallwas. 
264  1 Urbana :|bUniversity of Illinois Press,|c2008. 
300    1 online resource (xiv, 402 pages) :|billustrations, maps 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-379) and 
505 0  ""Cover""; ""Title page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; 
       ""Preface""; ""Prologue""; ""1. The Maxwell Family Moves 
       West""; ""2. The Maxwells in Troubled Fulton County""; 
       ""3. The Maxwells in McDonough County""; ""4. Law and 
       Order, and Prison Life""; ""5. The Maxwell Brothers Become
       Outlaws""; ""6. The Great Escape�and Recapture""; ""7. 
       Prison Time and Justice Issues""; ""8. Lon's Struggle to 
       Go Straight""; ""9. The Wisconsin Desperadoes""; ""10. The
       Gunfight at Durand""; ""11. The Great Manhunt""; ""12. 
       Another Gunfight�and the Renewed Manhunt""; ""13. Ed's 
       Capture and Lon's Escape"" 
505 8  ""14. The Desperado and the Public""""15. The Lynching at 
       Durand""; ""16. The Lynching Controversy and Durand's 
       Fate""; ""17. The Mysterious Fate of Lon Maxwell""; 
       ""Epilogue: The Story Life of the Maxwell Brothers""; 
       ""Acknowledgments""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; 
       ""Index""; ""Illustrations follow page 108 and 218"" 
520    This thrilling historical true crime narrative recovers 
       the long-forgotten story of Ed and Lon Maxwell, outlaw 
       brothers from Illinois who once rivaled Jesse and Frank 
       James in national notoriety. Growing up hard as the sons 
       of a tenant farmer, the Maxwell brothers embarked on a 
       life of crime that captured the public eye. Made famous 
       locally by newspapers that dramatized crimes and danger, 
       the brothers achieved national prominence in 1881 when 
       they shot and killed Charles and Milton Coleman, lawmen 
       trying to apprehend them. Public outrage sparked the 
       largest manhunt for outlaws in American history, involving
       some twenty posses who pursued the desperadoes in 
       Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and 
       Nebraska. Nevertheless, the daring desperadoes were 
       eventually portrayed as heroes in sensationalistic dime 
       novels. A stunning saga of robbery and horse stealing, 
       gunfights and manhunts, murder and mob violence, Dime 
       Novel Desperadoes also delves into the cultural and 
       psychological factors that produced lawbreakers and 
       created a crime wave in the post-Civil War era. Every 
       overview and encyclopedia of American outlaws will need to
       be revised, and the fabled "Wild West" will have to be 
       extended east of the Mississippi River, in response to 
       this riveting chronicle. With more than forty 
       illustrations and several maps that bring to life the 
       exciting world of the Maxwell brothers, Dime Novel 
       Desperadoes is a new classic in the annals of American 
600 30 Maxwell family. 
600 37 Maxwell family.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00212152 
648  7 1800 - 1899|2fast 
650  0 Outlaws|zIllinois|vBiography. 
650  0 Outlaws|zWisconsin|vBiography. 
650  0 Brothers|zIllinois|vBiography. 
650  0 Brothers|zWisconsin|vBiography. 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|xHistorical.|2bisacsh 
650  7 HISTORY|zUnited States|xState & Local|xGeneral.|2bisacsh 
650  7 HISTORY|zUnited States|xState & Local|xMidwest (IA, IL, IN,
       KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)|2bisacsh 
650  7 Brothers.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00839665 
650  7 Outlaws.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01049233 
651  0 Illinois|vBiography. 
651  0 Wisconsin|vBiography. 
651  0 Illinois|xHistory|y19th century. 
651  0 Wisconsin|xHistory|y19th century. 
651  7 Illinois.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01205143 
651  7 Wisconsin.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204595 
655  7 Biography.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423686 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aHallwas, John E.|tDime novel 
       desperadoes.|dUrbana : University of Illinois Press, 2008
       |w(DLC)  2008002174 
914    ocn785781242 
994    93|bGTK 
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