The Branch and the Scaffold: A Novel of Judge Parker

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The Branch and the Scaffold: A Novel of Judge Parker by Loren D. Estleman.pdf

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Descriptions : p When Judge Isaac Parker first arrived in Fort Smith Arkansas the town had thirty saloons and one bank Inheriting a corrupt court and a lawless territory roughly the size of Great Britain he immediately put the residents on notice by publicly hanging six convicted felons at one time For the next two decades his stern and implacable justice brought law and order to the West and made him plenty of enemies As the sole law on the untamed frontier Parker tried civil and criminal cases throughout the Western District of Arkansas and the Indian Nations Only God and the president had the power to challenge Parker His severe judgments scandalized Washington and the Eastern press and took an onerous toll on his private life but the Hanging Judge of the Border never flinched from his duty Over the years he and his marshals dubbed Parker s Men ran up against some of the most colorful and dangerous outlaws the West had to offer including the notorious Dalton Gang Belle Star the Bandit Queen the murderous Cherokee Bill and Ned Christie a vengeful Indian who carried on a private war against the U S government for seven years i The Branch and the Scaffold i is a fascinating depiction of Judge Parker s life and times as told by Loren D Estleman a five time winner of the Spur Award At the Publisher s request this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied

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