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Soapy Smith, king of the frontier con men

Robertson, Frank C.

Soapy Smith, king of the frontier con men

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Published by Hastings House in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Smith, Jefferson Randolph, 1860-1898.,
    • Swindlers and swindling -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.,
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliography.

      Statementby Frank C. Robertson and Beth Kay Harris.
      ContributionsHarris, Beth Kay, joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF931 .S625
      The Physical Object
      Pagination244 p.
      Number of Pages244
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5826568M
      LC Control Number61014212


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