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The Story of Cole Younger

by Cole Younger

Missouri guerrilla, Confederate officer, bank robber, notorious outlaw, Wild West showman—Cole Younger’s life was the stuff of myth and legend. 

Known for intelligence and coolness under pressure, he published...


AL CAPONE - The Biography of a Self-Made Man

by Fred D. Pasley

The biography of Alphonse Gabriel Capone (born January 17, 1899 – died January 25, 1947), known by the nickname "Scarface". The most famous American gangster, as well as businessman


Crazy White Man

by Richard Morenus

The author was a businessman from New York who got tired of the “Big City” life and was unhappy for some time. He decided to move as far away from that environment. Taking only his dog, some gear, and an...


Dead Ends

by Paul Willcocks

Forty crimes. Forty crimes of betrayal, greed, and desperation. Forty crimes that shed light on our shared past, and our lives today. Murderers and scam artists. Masterminds and bunglers. The infamous and the...


Human on the Inside

Agent High Pockets

by Claire Phillips

Agent High Pockets is the autobiography of Claire 'High Pockets' Phillips, an American entertainer living in Manila in 1941 who becomes an angel of the underground when her husband is killed by the invading...


Gorilla Tango

by Warren Stelman

After losing all his money in a business venture gone wrong, Warren Stelman does the unthinkable. He gets involved in a sweepstakes scam and makes dirty money.

In August of 2012, his world comes crashing down...


The Pirates Laffite

by William C. Davis

An “engrossing and exciting” account of legendary New Orleans privateers Pierre and Jean Laffite and their adventures along the Gulf Coast (Booklist, starred review).

 

At large during the most colorful...


Bush Hog

by Mary N. Stamper

Howdy; I'm Nellie Cake and these are "Memoirs From My Outhouse." I write adult only, violence, murders, rapes, beatings, and nasty words. True stories of murders, crimes, violence, 36 rapes, drugs, incest, alcoholism,...


Assimilation, The

by Edward Winterhalder, Peter M. Cleveland, Edward Winterhalder and Wil De Clercq & Wil De Clercq

In the early 1990s, Maurice "Mom" Boucher and his fellow Montreal Hells Angels, reputedly the most ruthless and vicious bikers in the world, subdued all comers except the tough-as-nails members of the Rock Machine....


The Life of John Wesley Hardin

by John Wesley Hardin

John Wesley Hardin was the only Wild West outlaw to write his autobiography. This new 2018 edition of his prison-penned memoirs includes an introduction and footnotes by author and translator Damian Stevenson...


Under Arrest

by Tom Parks

Under Arrest by Tom Parks is a true story of a young rebel who gets arrested and ends up behind bars. It tells of the 10 months out of the author's life and 10 months where he witnessed just how cruel people...


The Bastard of Fort Stikine

by Debra Komar

Winner, Canadian Authors Award for Canadian History, Jeanne Clarke Memorial Local History Award, and Prince Edward Island Book Award for Non-Fiction

Is it possible to reach back in time and solve an unsolved...


The Ballad of Jacob Peck

by Debra Komar

Shortlisted, Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing

On a frigid February evening in 1805, Amos Babcock brutally murdered Mercy Hall. Believing that he was being instructed by God, Babcock stabbed...


A Texas Ranger

by N. A. Jennings

Eighteen-year-old Napoleon Augustus Jennings came to Texas in 1874 and joined a special force of Texas Rangers charged with border patrol under the command of L. H. McNelly.

At this time the South Texas region...


Brigham's Destroying Angel

by William Adams Hickman

The controversial memoir Brigham's Destroying Angel caused a huge rift in the Mormon Church upon its release in 1872 and had a powerful effect on the church’s reputation. ‘Wild’ Bill Hickman’s book...


The Border Outlaws

by James W. Buel

An authentic history of the desperate adventures of the four Younger Brothers has become a necessity.

Their lives require no romantic or exaggerated shading to make the narrative remarkable. Their deeds are as...


A Cowboy Detective

by Charles A. Siringo

Charles Angelo Siringo (1855-1928), was an American lawman, detective and agent for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This is his autobiography. He was a very...


Vigilante Days and Ways

by Nathaniel Pitt Langford

Nathaniel Pitt Langford (1832–1911) was an explorer, businessman, bureaucrat, vigilante and historian from Saint Paul, Minnesota who played an important role in the early years of the Montana gold fields,...


Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery

by Ellen Craft

William and Ellen Craft were slaves from Macon who gained celebrity after a daring public escape in December 1848. The light-skinned Ellen Craft posed as a white woman traveling with her valet. The bold ruse...