Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1958. Second Edition. 8vo. Illustrations. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering; illustrated endpapers, in publisher's illustrated dustjacket. Small bookseller label else fine in near fine dustjacket (minor wear to extremities). Item #18943
The biography of Jim McKinney (1861-1903), an ex-convict with a propensity for gambling, drinking and violence, a heartless murderer and general amoral hardcase. He could best be compared to Harry Tracy, who killed so many for no good reason up in Seattle. McKinney needed no reason to become violent, it was his nature. On Sunday morning, July 27, 1902, he ran amok in Porterville, CA, shot five men, one fatally and held up a livery stable for a team and made his escape. McKinney met his end in a shoot-out in a Chinese joss house in Bakersfield. Includes information on the Dalton Gang, Jesse James, Evans and Sontag, and other Westerm Badmen. (Adams Six Guns 608).