Shotguns and Stagecoaches

The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West
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Product Number: DD40550
Released: Oct 30, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781250298997
Narrator/s: Alex Hyde-White
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Shotguns and Stagecoaches tells 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. The phrase "riding shotgun" was no teenage game to the men who guarded stagecoaches and trains of the Western frontier. Armed with sawed-off, double-barreled shotguns and an occasional revolver, these express messengers guarded valuable cargo through lawless terrain. They were tough, fighting men who risked their lives every time they climbed into the front boot of a Concord coach. Boessenecker introduces soon-to-be iconic personalities like "Chips" Hodgkins, an express rider known for his white mule and his ability to outrace his competitors, and Henry Johnson, the first Wells Fargo detective. Their lives weren't just one shootout after another-their encounters with desperadoes were won just as often with quick wits and memorized-by-heart knowledge of the land. The highway robbers also get their due. It wouldn't be a book about the Wild West without Black Bart, the most infamous stagecoach robber of all time, and Butch Cassidy's gang, America's most legendary train robbers. Through the Gold Rush and the early days of delivery with horses and saddlebags, to the heyday of stagecoaches and huge shipments of gold, and finally the rise of the railroad and the robbers who concocted unheard-of schemes to loot trains, Wells Fargo always had courageous men to protect its treasure. Their unforgettable bravery and ingenuity make this audiobook a thrilling listen.

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Shotguns and Stagecoaches
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Product Number:DD40550

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Author(s): John Boessenecker
Narrator(s): Alex Hyde-White
Product Number Z100132689
Released: Oct 30, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250298980
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Author(s): John Boessenecker
Product Number EB00719355
Released: Oct 30, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: #9781250184900

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