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By Matthew P. Mayo

Each person loves a heel, particularly one to whom not anything used to be sacred and who charmed his or her approach into the hearts, minds, and wallets of bumpkins and belles alike. This assortment deals twenty-four stories of petty bandits, sleazy bunko artists, and conniving conmen and –women who traveled West to hunt their fortunes through preying at the women and men who went prior to them to settle and discover. those tales of who they have been, what they did, and why they're remembered for his or her deeds comprise considerable and interesting ancient illustrations of the shady characters at paintings and at play.

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