By: Brumberg, Joan Jacobs
New York, New York, U. S. A., Viking Press: 2003
Seller ID: 002248
Condition: New in New dust jacket
Orphaned at the age of six, Charles Miller spent his adolescence riding the rails under the self-styled moniker "Kansas Charley. " On a September evening in 1890, when he was only 15 years old, he shot and killed two young men in a boxcar headed for Wyoming. His trial lasted just 3 days, ending in a death sentence that resulted in his controversial 1892 hanging in Cheyenne. This book brings vividly to life a thought-provoking chapter in American history and in the history of the juvenile justice system. It also sheds light on our contemporary predicament, encouraging us to think about ... View More...