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The Resource The branch and the scaffold : a novel of Judge Parker, Loren D. Estleman

The branch and the scaffold : a novel of Judge Parker, Loren D. Estleman

Label
The branch and the scaffold : a novel of Judge Parker
Title
The branch and the scaffold
Title remainder
a novel of Judge Parker
Statement of responsibility
Loren D. Estleman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sharp, funny and exciting western centering on Isaac C. Parker (1838-1896), the notorious federal Hanging Judge for Arkansas and the Indian Territory (Oklahoma) from 1875 until his death. Aided by his malevolent and ruthlessly efficient executioner, George Maledon, and a small army of deputy marshals, Estleman's Parker crusades to rid his jurisdiction of murderers, rapists, thieves and other unfragrant owlhoots. Without using fictional characters, Estleman loads his entertaining yarn with colorful anecdotes of notorious criminals like Belle Starr, Ned Christie, Rufus Buck and Bill Doolin, as well as tenacious and famous lawmen like the legendary Three Guardsmen-Heck Thomas, Chris Madsen and Bill Tilghman. Parker's liberal application of the gallows took a terrible toll on his health and family life, and earned him many enemies: while outlaws feared and respected him, lawyers and politicians hated him
Member of
Summary
Brutally efficient judge Isaac C. Parker is determined to rid Arkansas and the Indian Territory of all manner of criminals. But his quest for justice and liberal use of the gallows earn him just as many friends as enemies and take a toll on every aspect of his life
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
289396
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.S84
LC item number
B73 2009
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print western
Target audience
adult
Label
The branch and the scaffold : a novel of Judge Parker, Loren D. Estleman
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Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20997123
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780765315991
Lccn
2008034553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780765315991
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn213300741
  • (OCoLC)213300741
Label
The branch and the scaffold : a novel of Judge Parker, Loren D. Estleman
Link
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20997123
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780765315991
Lccn
2008034553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780765315991
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn213300741
  • (OCoLC)213300741

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