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John Boessenecker

John Boessenecker
Photo by Robert G. McCubbin

JOHN BOESSENECKER is considered one of the leading authorities on crime and lawlessness in the Old West. He is the award-winning author of Bandido: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez and When Law Was in the Holster: The Frontier Life of Bob Paul. In 2011 and 2013, True West magazine named Boessenecker Best Nonfiction Writer. He has appeared frequently as a historical commentator on PBS, The History Channel, A&E, and others. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Shotguns and Stagecoaches

John Boessenecker
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books

The true stories of the Wild West heroes who guarded the iconic Wells Fargo stagecoaches and trains, battling colorful thieves, vicious highwaymen, and robbers armed with explosives.


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Available 10/30/2018


Texas Ranger

John Boessenecker
St. Martin's Press
A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin

The New York Times Best Seller!

“Frank Hamer, last of the old breed of Texas Rangers, has not fared well in history or popular culture. John Boessenecker now restores this incredible...

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