Item #64968 Holy Murder The Story of Porter Rockwell. Charles Kelly, Hoffman Birney.
Kelly, Charles; Hoffman Birney

Holy Murder The Story of Porter Rockwell

New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. 313pp. Octavo. Red cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Frontispiece reproducing a photograph of Porter Rockwell by C.R Savage. Black and white illustrations. The boards are lightly stained, the front hinge is just a little soft, and there is a contemporary owner's inscription on the front free endpaper. Six-Guns, 1223. Very good minus. Item #64968

Porter Rockwell was the head of the Danites. This book includes information on Rockwell's first murder in Utah, Hickman, the Gunnison Massacre, and much more. "Porter Rockwell was that most terrible instrument that can be handled by fanaticism; a powerful physical nature welded to a mind of very narrow perceptions, intense convictions, and changeless tenacity. In his build he was a gladiator; in his humor a Yankee lumberman; in his memory a Bourbon; in his vengeance an Indian. A strange mixture, only to be found on the American continent." - Fitzhugh Ludlow, 1870.

Price: $60.00

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