Publication: Metro Books, 1998, New York
9" x 6" tan printed wrappers. -32 pages, photograph of author, foreword. Mike Gordon was a policeman in Fort Smith from 1907 to 1947, when he retired. During his time of service, encountered several incidences, some dangerous, some light-hearted that he offers here to include stories about Pearl Starr. Rosie Lee Reed, better known as Pearl Starr, was an American bordello owner and businesswoman in Arkansas, the first child of Belle Starr, the reputed "Bandit Queen" of the American Old West, and Jim Reed, Belle's first husband. True stories dealing with thefts, shootings, gambling, whiskey, robberies, judges, call-girls, etc. Also has some material on Henry Starr. Hand-written corrections and annotations throughout the booklet with the following four lines typed and taped at the end of tall text "David, Lockhart, Lee Sutton and Henry Starr was robbing the bank at Harrison, Arkansas, when Henry Starr was killed. This information was given me by Frank Carlton.” Six Guns 848 says, "This book tells about Pearl, Belle's daughter, running a house "on the line" and has some material about Henry Star." Hand-written corrections by the author throughout. Light vertical crease else very good.
Inventory Number: 35300