Publication: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016, Norman
First edition. 8vo. Two-tone quarter cloth and boards, title stamped in white on the spine, tan endpapers, x, 358 pp., illustrated, portraits, maps, epilogue, notes, bibliography, afterword, index. This is the only full-length account of the trial of Tom Horn for the murder of a fourteen year-old boy, Willie Nickell. Roger D. McGrath says "Well-known as a scout, cowboy, range detective, and sometime assassin, Tom Horn was one of the most famous gunmen of his era. Put on trial for the murder of a teenage boy, he was supported by wealthy cattlemen and defended by a team of expensive attorneys, and for a time it appeared he might be found not guilty. John W. Davis takes the reader through every twist and turn of the trial, the appeal, and the plea for clemency with both a lawyer's insight and an engaging style that makes the work nothing less than riveting." A must rear for anyone interested in the infamous trial of Tom Horn. As new, unread copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 42601