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    Description"Bleeding Kansas" has earned its name. A state already scarred from the violence wrought by the likes of John Brown and William Quantrill, Kansas witnessed further episodes of wanton bloodshed in the late nineteenth century when settlers poured into a supposedly peaceful frontier.Focusing on the tumultuous years 1885-1892, Robert K. DeArment's compelling narrative is the first to reveal the complete story of the county seat wars that raged in Kansas--controversial episodes that made national news in the late 1900s but are largely unknown today.With a story populated by some of the most notorious characters of the West--including Sam Wood, Theodosius Botkin, Bat Masterson, and Bill Tilghman--"Ballots and Bullets" relives the violence that only avarice can breed. Ordinary, decent citizens were drawn into bitter conflicts to advance their own communities and block the fortunes of other towns, even if it meant using hired gunmen.Gripping and historically accurate, DeArment's account reveals a shocking chapter in the history of the West.


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    Title
    Ballots and Bullets
    Subtitle
    The Bloody County Seat Wars of Kansas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert K DeArment, Foreword by Richard Maxwell Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 266
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 217 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780806137841
    ISBN 10: 0806137843
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBW
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Libri: I-HS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 24
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036010
    Ingram Theme: CULT/UPMIDW
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    Ingram Theme: CULT/HEARLN, GEOG/KANSAS
    BISAC V2.8: POL020000, HIS036140
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: C8
    DC21: 978.102
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 978.1/02, 978.102
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: F686 .D19 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition
    1, Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Imprint name
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2007