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Kansas Charley: the Story of a 19th-Century Boy Murderer

By: Brumberg, Joan Jacobs

Price: $11.96

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Viking Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002248

ISBN: 067003228X

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 info