Gangs and outlaws of western Pennsylvania
by White, Thomas, 1975-
|Format:||Print Book 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 21 Libraries 22 of 25 copies|
Violent bank heists, bold train robberies and hardened gangs all tear across the history of the wild west--western Pennsylvania, that is.
The region played reluctant host to the likes of the infamous Biddle Boys, who escaped Allegheny County Jail by romancing the warden's wife, and the Cooley Gang, which held Fayette County in its violent grip at the close of the nineteenth century. Then there was Pennsylvania's own Bonnie and Clyde--Irene and Glenn--whose murderous misadventures earned the "trigger blonde" and her beau the electric chair in 1931. From the perilous train tracks of Erie to the gritty streets of Pittsburgh, authors Thomas White and Michael Hassett trace the dark history of the crooks, murderers and outlaws who both terrorized and fascinated the citizenry of western Pennsylvania.
-- 19th century.
Crime -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 20th century.
Crime -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh Region -- History.
Gangs -- Pennsylvania -- History.
Gang members -- Pennsylvania -- Biography.
Criminals -- Pennsylvania -- Biography.
Outlaws -- Pennsylvania -- Biography.
Pennsylvania -- Biography.
Pittsburgh Region (Pa.) -- Biography.
|Publisher|| Charleston, SC :History Press,2012
125 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -120) and index.