OUTLAW TALES OF COLORADO (Globe Pequot, $12.95)

outlaw-tales-of-coloradoColorado had its share of hard cases—from Jack Slade to cannibal Alferd Packer to conman Soapy Smith—and their true stories are fascinating.

A lot of books do a good job in recounting those stories—but this isn’t one of them. The author mixes the facts with the legends; readers will have a hard time figuring out which is which. And it’s just plain wrong on some things—such as calling gunmen Clay Allison and Luke Short robbers and outlaws. Save your hard-earned cash and put it toward something better.


—Mark Boardman

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