Cattle Kate

October 1, 2014|
Cattle Kate by Jana Bommersbach
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A fascinating and disturbing look at a very dark chapter in the annals of the American West."-C.J. BOX, New York Times bestselling author
Cattle Kate is the only woman ever lynched as a cattle rustler. History called it "range land justice" when she was strung up in Wyoming Territory on July 20, 1889, tarring her as a dirty thief and a filthy whore. But history was wrong. It was all a lie.
Her real name was Ella Watson. She wasn''t a rustler. She wasn''t a whore. And she''d never been called Cattle Kate until she was dead and they needed an excuse. She was really a 29-year-old immigrant homesteader, lynched with her husband by her rich and powerful cattle-baron neighbors who wanted her land and its precious water rights.
Some people knew the truth from the start. Their voices were drowned out by the all-powerful Wyoming Stock Growers Association. And those who dared speak out-including the eyewitnesses to the hangings-eitherdisappeared or mysteriously died. There was no one left to testify against the vigilantes when the case eventually came to trial. Her six killers walked away scot-free. But the legend was stronger than the truth. For over a century, newspapers, magazines, books-movies, too-spread her ugly legacy.
Now, on the 125th anniversary of her murder, the real Ella comes alive in Cattle Kate to tell her heartbreaking story. Jana Bommersbach''s debut novel bares a legend central to the western experience.
Jana Bommersbach is one of Arizona''s most respected and acclaimed journalists. She has earned numerous national, state and regional awards, including the prestigious Don Bolles Award for investigative reporting for the newspaper series on Winnie Ruth Judd that led to the eponymous book. She lives in Phoenix.
Title:Cattle KateFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0 inShipping dimensions:368 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0 inPublished:1 octobre 2014Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1464203040

ISBN - 13:9781464203046

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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