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LocationClark County
Call NoLT F Farm
TitleBlood-soaked earth : the trial of Oliver Lee (Legends of the desert bk. 4) / W. Michael Farmer.
AuthorFarmer, W. Michael, 1944- author.
CollectionF Western
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101830375LT F Farm6/23/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781432857462
International Standard Book Number 1432857460
Personal Name Farmer, W. Michael, 1944- author.
Title Statement Blood-soaked earth : the trial of Oliver Lee (Legends of the desert bk. 4) / W. Michael Farmer.
Edition Statement Large Print edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Farmington Hills, Michigan : Wheeler Publishing, 2020.
Physical Description 627 pages (large print) : maps ; 22 cm.
Series Statement Legends of the desert ; bk. 04
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 623-624).
Summary, Etc. A long simmering Tularosa basin range war between big cattle companies and small operators boiled over when the famous attorney for the Southeastern New Mexico Livestock Association, Albert Fountain, and his eight-year-old son Henry, disappeared 1 February 1896 and were never found again. Republicans immediately assumed Oliver Lee, small rancher, fast gun, and a leading Democrat, murdered the Fountains. Three years later Lee and friend James Gililland were brought to trial in the little mining town of Hillsboro for the murder of Henry Fountain. Quickly morphing into a political donnybrook, with leading Republicans for the prosecution and leading Democrats for the defense, the trial swore seventy-five witnesses, lasted eighteen days, and went to the jury at midnight. After deliberating eight minutes, the jury voted not guilty.
Subject-Personal Name Lee, Oliver, 1865-1941 Fiction.
Subject-Personal Name Fountain, Albert Jennings, 1838-1896 Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Trials (Murder) Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Missing persons Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ranchers Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Large type books.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term New Mexico Fiction. History 19th century
Index Term-Genre/Form Western fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Western stories.

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