Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania

Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania

by Ron Franscell, Karen Valentine

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The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania is the ultimate guidebook to the crime, injustice, and seedy history of the Keystone State.  With photographs, maps, directions, and sites to visit, this collection of outlaw tales serves as both a travel guide and an entertaining and informational read.  It is a one-of-a-kind exploration into well-known and more obsure sites in Pennsylvania that retain memories of bandits and their scandalous deeds. The Crime Buff series offers indispensable guidebooks for criminal-history enthusiasts and travelers.  Each site description includes a brief summary of the spot’s significance, historical context, maps, directions, and photos.  Appealing to both residents and visitors, the books reveal the exploits of famous and less famous outlaws in an irresistable and informational manner.  Readers will be shocked, unsettled, and captivated by the true stories and secrets illuminated in the Outlaw collection. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493004454
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: Crime Buff's Guides
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Ron Franscell is a rising true-crime figure, a seasoned traveler and a Texan. Ron has ridden the wide range between journalism, fiction and nonfiction with extraordinary success. Ron’s third book, an intimate nonfiction originally entitled "FALL: The Rape and Murder of Innocence in a Small Town," was published in January 2007 and established him as one of the most provocative new voices in narrative nonfiction. FALL (and its best-selling 2008 paperback edition entitled THE DARKEST NIGHT) is the true story of two girls, two men and an entire town — all changed by one harrowing night. But this suspenseful, atmospheric and moving account is more than a typical true-crime yarn; it’s a classic tragedy told by someone who was there, about how the past echoes poisonously into the present — for individuals, for families, for entire communities.

Table of Contents

Dedication iv

Epigraph v

Introduction: History Entangled vi

How to Use This Book viii

A Note about GPS Accuracy viii

I Eastern Pennsylvania 1

II Philadelphia Metro Area 74

III The Molly Maguires 148

IV Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania 166

Acknowledgments 216

Index 217

About the Authors 230

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