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The Life and Times of Henry Plummer

Linda Buxbaum

Guilty or innocent? Historians have devoted much time and effort investigating Henry Plummer, the sheriff of Bannack, Montana, who was hanged by vigilantes on a bitter, cold January night in 1864. Henry's life tells the tale of a lawless West and the untamed, violent mining towns of the 1800s where shootouts and duals rule and life is worth only a handful of gold. Henry, a well-educated and handsome man, soft-spoken and refined, appears dedicated to the law but is capable of instantly shooting a man dead. When Henry Plummer becomes sheriff in Bannack in 1863, he has killed five men in self-defense. Hunger for gold dust brings every manner of men and with them come more robberies and murders. Rumors and suspicion become rampant, leaving no one untouched, including Henry Plummer, a man swept along by the tides of his time.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Ewings Publishing LLC
  • Publish Date: Apr 25th, 2023
  • Pages: 254
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.58in - 0.83lb
  • EAN: 9798886407914
  • Categories: General

About the Author

Buxbaum, Linda: - Linda Buxbaum earned a double major, studying history and English at the University of Montana, where she also studied creative writing. She spent twenty-two years in Butte, Montana, teaching at the local high school before moving onto a ranch in western Montana with her husband. She has written four novels, all of which have placed in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing contest in New Orleans. She is currently working on her fifth story.