Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Colorado History

Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Colorado History

by Phyllis J. Perry

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Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Colorado History features fifteen short biographies of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Centennial State.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762768028
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 650,038
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Phyllis J. Perry is the author of several books, including It Happened in Rocky Mountain National Park (TwoDot) and A Kid’s Look at Colorado.

Table of Contents

Introduction iv

Chapter 1 John C. Frémont and Bill Williams 1

Chapter 2 Colonel John M. Chivington 15

Chapter 3 Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin 31

Chapter 4 Griffith Evans 43

Chapter 5 Alferd Packer 53

Chapter 6 Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson 69

Chapter 7 John Gillis Mills, Sheriff Charles Royer and Undersheriff William Redman 81

Chapter 8 Silver King Horace A. W. Tabor 91

Chapter 9 Soapy Smith 105

Chapter 10 Queen Ann Bassett 117

Chapter 11 Tom Horn 129

Chapter 12 Jennie Rogers and Mattie Silks 141

Chapter 13 Adjutant General Chase and Lieutenant Karl Linderfeldt 153

Chapter 14 Benjamin Franklin Stapleton 167

Chapter 15 John Galen Locke 181

Chapter 16 Governor Clarence Morley 191

Chapter 17 Captain Louis Scherf 200

Bibliography 213

Index 220

About the Author 226

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