by Blackwood, Gary L.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 364.1066 B568
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 364.1066 B568
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 364.1 BLACKWOOD
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 364.1 BLACKWOOD
Noted author Gary L. Blackwood grew up intrigued by crime fighters. In Bad Guys, the two-time Smithsonian Notable Book Award winner takes a look at the other side. A motley crew of villians, their chronicles are, indeed, fascinating. Yet, Blackwood goes far beyond storytelling. Placing the shenanigans of highwaymen, outlaws, swindlers, gangsters, and pirates against the backdrop of history, he considers them each in terms of the places and times in which the culprits operated. Were they evil cutthroats? Or, were they driven to their deeds out of desperation? In general, readers will find very few Robin Hoods. They will also discover that the reality of many of these men and women lies somewhere between utter scoundrel and social casualty.
Additional Information
Series Blackwood, Gary L. Bad guys ; 4.
Subjects Gangsters -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Gangsters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Benchmark Books,2001
Language English
Description 72 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-68) and index.
ISBN 0761410163 (lib. bdg.)
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