Murder on the White Sands

Murder on the White Sands : The Disappearance of Albert and Henry Fountain

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On a cold February evening in 1896, prominent attorney Col. Albert Jennings Fountain and his eight-year-old son Henry disappeared near the White Sands of New Mexico at the hands of suspected cattle rustlers. The governor called in both the Pinkerton Agency and Pat Garrett, killer of Billy the Kid, to investigate. The evidence pointed at three former deputies, who were defended by powerful ex-judge, lawyer, and politician Albert B. Fall. The verdict? Not guilty. The bodies of Albert Fountain and his young son Henry have never been found. Corey Recko tells for the first time the complete story of the Fountains and, through extensive research, reconstructs what really happened to them and who the likely killers were.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • Denton, United States
  • English
  • 32 b&w illustrations, 1 map, notes, bib., index
  • 157441254X
  • 9781574412543
  • 1,274,781

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"This is the 'ultimate' Pat Garrett/A.J. Fountain, West Texas/Southern New Mexico book. I have never seen such a beautifully researched piece. This is the kind of book I wish I had written." - Leon Metz, author of Pat Garrett and John Wesley Hardin "This is the most comprehensive examination of all the evidence I've ever seen." - Frederick Nolan, author of The Lincoln County War and The West of Billy the Kid"
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About Corey Recko

COREY RECKO is an avid reader of history with an extensive knowledge of late nineteenth-century New Mexico. His interest in the Fountain case led to six years of research and writing. He lives in Lakewood, Ohio.
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