"One of the best books on this outlaw, based on scholarly research."
Adams No. 767, Six Guns and Leather
"The narrative is true, documented research and easy reading."
In many parts of the south and the Southwest today they still speak in quiet awe of the intrepid John Murrel-highwayman, bandit, cutthroat, and slaver who spread organized terror through dozens of early nineteenth-century towns.
From Tennessee and Arkansas to Georgia eastward, and to the Mexican border westward, Murrel carved a special niche for himself as one of the first Americans outlaws to operate on a grand scale.
Often practicing his lawlessness disguised as a minister, Murrel led a band of highly organized, disciplined and tightly knit bandits that preyed at will on traveler's along the Natchez Trace and on remote settlements. More than a century after his death, Murrell remains one of the most intriguing gangsters in American history. Ross Phares is also the author of Cavalier in the Wilderness, Texas Tradition, and Gun in Hand.
By Ross Phares
272 pp. 5??? x 9
Illustrations - Bibliography - Index
EAN: 978-0-88289-011-1 pb (F)