When We Were Outlaws

Author: Jeanne Cordova
Publisher: Spinsters Ink Books
ISBN: 9781935226512
Size: 32.62 MB
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A sweeping memoir, a raw and intimate chronicle of a young activist torn between conflicting personal longings and political goals. When We Were Outlaws offers a rare view of the life of a radical lesbian during the early cultural struggle for gay rights, Women’s Liberation, and the New Left of the 1970s. Brash and ambitious, activist Jeanne Córdova is living with one woman and falling in love with another, but her passionate beliefs tell her that her first duty is “to the revolution” –to change the world and end discrimination against gays and lesbians. Trying to compartmentalize her sexual life, she becomes an investigative reporter for the famous, underground L.A. Free Press and finds herself involved with covering the Weather Underground, Angela Davis; exposing neo-Nazi bomber Captain Joe Tomassi, and befriending Emily Harris of the Symbionese Liberation Army. At the same time she is creating what will be the center of her revolutionary lesbian world: her own newsmagazine, The Lesbian Tide, destined to become the voice of the national lesbian feminist movement. By turns provocative and daringly honest, Cordova renders emblematic scenes of the era—ranging from strike protests to utopian music festivals, to underground meetings with radical fugitives—with period detail and evocative characters. For those who came of age in the ‘70s, and for those who weren’t around but still ask ‘What was it like?’ –Outlaws takes you back to re-live it. It also offers insights about ethics, decision making and strategy, still relevant today. With an introduction by renowned lesbian historian Lillian Faderman, When We Were Outlaws paints a vivid portrait of activism and the search for self-identity, set against the turbulent landscape of multiple struggles for social change that swept hundreds of thousands of Americans into the streets.


Author: Angus Donald
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748120653
Size: 66.38 MB
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When he's caught stealing, young Alan Dale is forced to leave his family and go to live with a notorious band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest. Their leader is the infamous Robin Hood. A tough, bloodthirsty warrior, Robin is more feared than any man in the county. And he becomes a mentor for Alan; with his fellow outlaws, Robin teaches Alan how to fight - and how to win. But Robin is a ruthless man - and although he is Alan's protector, if Alan displeases him, he could also just as easily become his murderer.... From bloody battles to riotous feast days to marauding packs of wolves, Outlaw is a gripping, action-packed historical thriller that delves deep into the fascinating legend of Robin Hood.

My Girlhood Among Outlaws

Author: Lily Klasner
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816503544
Size: 77.38 MB
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Born in Texas in 1862, Lily Klasner assumed leadership of her family at the age of 13, after her father was murdered. In this memoir, Lily recalls her experiences with Billy the Kid and other desperados--who often stopped over at the Klasner ranch in Pecos--and sets the record straight on a number of popular misrepresented events concerning them.

Vagos Mongols And Outlaws

Author: Charles Falco
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250021081
Size: 77.45 MB
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The basis for the hit TV series Gangland Undercover! The gripping account from an ex-con who went undercover to help the ATF infiltrate three of America's most violent biker gangs Despite lacking any experience with motorcycle gangs, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America's deadliest biker gangs: the Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws. In separate investigations that spanned years and coasts, Falco risked his life, suffering a fractured neck and a severely torn shoulder, working deep under cover to bring violent sociopaths to justice. His dedication was profound; Falco spent almost three years infiltrating the Vagos gang and rose to second in command of the Victorville, California chapter. He even served time in San Bernardino's Murder Unit and endured solitary confinement to protect his cover and the investigations. Falco recorded confessions of gangland-style killings and nearly became a target himself before he sought refuge in the Witness Protection Program. But discontent to remain on the sidelines and motivated by a strong sense of duty, Falco eventually left the Program and volunteer his talents again to infiltrate the Mongols and Outlaws, rising in rank to Vice President of the Petersburg, Virginia Outlaws chapter. His efforts culminated in sixty two arrests of members for various crimes, including assault and murder. Executing one of this country's most successful RICO prosecutions and effectively crippling the criminal enterprise, Falco's engrossing narrative of the dangers of the biker underworld harkens back to Hunter S. Thompson's classic Hell's Angels, vividly recounting a life undercover.

Outlaws Of The Kimberley Underworld

Author: Geoff Allen
Publisher: Boolarong Press
ISBN: 1925046702
Size: 53.73 MB
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This is the true life story of Smokey, King of the horse-duffers. One hundred years ago, as the Boer War came to an end, the rugged Kimberley Range formed the roughest and most remote cattle-country in Australia. It was five days hard ride from the nearest township of Wyndham to Smokey’s Kimberley Underworld hideout. The police patrols sent out to arrest King Smokey faced a daunting task. The few passes through the forbidding King Leopold Ranges were guarded by fierce Aboriginal warriors known as Munjons. The Munjons waged a bitter war with the white stockmen, but for every spearing of the cudeas’ cattle, there were savage reprisals and massacres. For Smokey and his loyal teenage follower Colt, there is the ultimate freedom of fast-riding outlaws. Whether it’s stealing mobs of horses or seducing young women, hunting down a brutal murderer or escaping from the mounted troopers with their black trackers, sex in the billabong with Pixie and Jilly or riding an outsider in the Wyndham Cup, the Colt leads a life of which every young man dreams. In the tradition of master story-teller Ion Idriess, Outlaws of the Kimberley Underworld is an action-packed thriller that makes the American Wild West look like a kindergarten. Author Geoff Allen spent thirteen years researching these stories while working as a ringer on a cattle stations in the Kimberley and Northern Territory. Author of The Gun Ringer, Ballads of the Kimberley and Blue Bostock, he has won many national awards for his bush ballads.

Outlaw Ballplayers

Author: R.G. (Hank) Utley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786482079
Size: 77.47 MB
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The players of the independent Carolina League were outlaws. A diverse lot that included preachers and ex-cons, with many former and future Major Leaguers, they played ball during the desperate years of the Great Depression, when half of organized professional baseball’s minor leagues went broke and ceased operations. Despite the number of defaulting leagues and teams, the players were held to their prior contracts, and many found themselves unemployed, unable to play without violating the reserve clause that bound them to their previous club. The threat of being blackballed by organized baseball notwithstanding, hundreds of players went to bat for the independent Carolina League, and their stories offer unique glimpses into the pastime’s—and America’s—most difficult years. This follow-up to the immensely popular and award-winning The Independent Carolina Baseball League, 1936–1938 (McFarland, 1999) takes the story of outlaw baseball into extra innings, offering a wealth of previously unpublished interviews with the key players and personnel associated with the league. With outstanding coverage of nearly 20 players, including the notorious Edwin Collins “Alabama” Pitts and well-known Lawrence Columbus “Crash” Davis, this book also offers the unique perspectives of umpires, journalists and players’ wives. Appendices include a Pitts family history, the Kannapolis Towelers team record book, player records, and the history of the Carolina Victory League.

The Lost Journal Of Robyn Hood Outlaw

Author: David Stuart Ryan
Publisher: kozmik press
ISBN: 0905116186
Size: 38.29 MB
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You have heard the legend, now read the real story. Until now, the fug of half-truth and legend has hidden from us a momentous battle that took place in the English countryside 650 years ago. For years Robin Hood and his merrie men fought a guerilla campaign against utterly ruthless forces. Who was he? Where did he come from? And his merrie men? Who was Maid Marion? Why did he feel forced to fight against all the odds? At last, these and may other questions can be answered when you follow one man's quest for justice, Robin Hood, who gathers a band of devoted followers around him, his 'merrie men'. Here is a brilliant retelling of the story that has fasincated every generation of English people. You are able to feel you are living in those stirring revolutionary times.