(November 1996)

DC, 1996 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.95 USD; 20.95 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale date
1996-10-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Paradox Press
Brand
Factoid Books; [Paradox Press]
ISBN
1-56389-285-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781563892851 51495
Editing
Bronwyn Carlton Taggart; Jim Higgins (assistant editor)
Color
Color Covers; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
8 1/2 inches by 10 7/8 inches
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Matte interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Letterers for interior sequences are listed as a group on page below indicia: Bob Lappan, Roxanne Starr, Agnes Pinaha, Kevin Cunningham, Hugh Monhan, and Michael DeLepine.

One of the seventeen Paradox Press series of Big Books:
1994 - The Big Book of Urban Legends
1995 - The Big Book of Death; The Big Book of Weirdos; The Big Book of Conspiracies;
1996 - The Big Book of Freaks; The Big Book of Little Criminals; The Big Book of Hoaxes; The Big Book of Thugs
1997 - The Big Book of Losers; The Big Book of The Unexplained; The Big Book of Martyrs; The Big Book of Scandal
1998 - The Big Book of Bad; The Big Book of the Weird Wild West
1999 - The Big Book of Vice; The Big Book of Grimm
2000 - The Big Book of the '70s


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Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
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The Big Book of Thugs (Table of Contents: 1)

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Rick Geary
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Rick Geary
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Title page with illustration.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 2)

The Original Thugs / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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Joel Rose
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Thuggees (Table of Contents: 3)

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Joel Rose
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Tayyar Ozkan
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Tayyar Ozkan
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Street Gangs (Table of Contents: 4)

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Joel Rose
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Introduction to Chapter One: Street Gangs.

The Bowery Boys (Table of Contents: 5)

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Joel Rose
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Roger Langridge
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Roger Langridge
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The Dead Rabbits (Table of Contents: 6)

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Joel Rose
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Karen Platt
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Karen Platt
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The Whyos (Table of Contents: 7)

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Joel Rose
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Randy DuBurke
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Randy DuBurke
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The Midnight Terrors (Table of Contents: 8)

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Joel Rose
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Bill Alger
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Bill Alger
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The Crazy Butch Gang (Table of Contents: 9)

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Joel Rose
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James Romberger
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James Romberger
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The Molasses Gang (Table of Contents: 10)

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Joel Rose
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Kim Deitch
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Kim Deitch
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The Gangs of Old New York (Table of Contents: 11)

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Joel Rose
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Joe Staton
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Joe Staton
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Plug Uglies (Table of Contents: 12)

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Joel Rose
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David Bluestein
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David Bluestein
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Yellow Henry Gang (Table of Contents: 13)

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Joel Rose
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Gordon Purcell
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Gordon Purcell
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The Sydney Ducks (Table of Contents: 14)

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Joel Rose
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Batton Lash
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The Car Barn Gang (Table of Contents: 15)

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Joel Rose
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Kieron Dwyer
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Kieron Dwyer
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The Eastmans (Table of Contents: 16)

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Joel Rose
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Gray Morrow
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Gray Morrow
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The We Boys Mob (Table of Contents: 17)

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Joel Rose
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Fred Harper
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Fred Harper
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Early Americans (Table of Contents: 18)

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Joel Rose
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Introduction to Chapter Two: Early Americans.

The Doane Gang (Table of Contents: 19)

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Joel Rose
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Chris McLoughlin
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Chris McLoughlin
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The Secret Band of Brothers (Table of Contents: 20)

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Joel Rose
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Rafael Kayanan
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The Loomis Gang (Table of Contents: 21)

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Joel Rose
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Rick Geary
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Rick Geary
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Devil Ance and the Hatfield Gang (Table of Contents: 22)

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Joel Rose
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Robin Smith
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Robin Smith
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Mother Marm Mandelbaum (Table of Contents: 23)

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Joel Rose
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D'Israeli D'Emon Draughtsman
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D'Israeli D'Emon Draughtsman
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The White Family Gang (Table of Contents: 24)

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Joel Rose
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Glenn Barr
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Glenn Barr
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The Highbinder Society (Table of Contents: 25)

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Joel Rose
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Gahan Wilson
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Gahan Wilson
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Mock Duck & the Hip Sing Tong (Table of Contents: 26)

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Joel Rose
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Val Semeiks
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Val Semeiks
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The Valley Gang (Table of Contents: 27)

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Joel Rose
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Alex Wald
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Alex Wald
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Pirates, River Rats, and Railroad Robbers (Table of Contents: 28)

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Joel Rose
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Introduciton to Chapter Three: Pirates, River Rats, and Railroad Robbers.

Bully Wilson and the Cave-in Rock Pirates (Table of Contents: 29)

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Joel Rose
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Shepard Hendrix
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Colonel Plug's River Rats (Table of Contents: 30)

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Joel Rose
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Robbie Busch
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history
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colonel Plug
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The Swamp Angels (Table of Contents: 31)

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Joel Rose
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Tom Sutton
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Tom Sutton
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The Bayonne-Abriel Gang (Table of Contents: 32)

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Joel Rose
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Larry Daley
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Larry Daley
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Sadie the Goat and Her Pirate Gang (Table of Contents: 33)

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Joel Rose
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Rick Parker
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Rick Parker
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The Hook Gang (Table of Contents: 34)

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Joel Rose
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Steve Liealoha
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Steve Liealoha
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Railroad-Robbing Gangs (Table of Contents: 35)

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Dick Giordano
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The White Hand Gang (Table of Contents: 36)

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Joel Rose
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George Freeman
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George Freeman
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Wild, Wild West (Table of Contents: 37)

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Joel Rose
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Introduction to Chapter Four: Wild, Wild West.

The Doolin Gang (Table of Contents: 38)

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Joel Rose
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Russ Heath
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Russ Heath
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The Buck Gang (Table of Contents: 39)

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Joel Rose
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Steve Smith
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The Red Sash Gang (Table of Contents: 40)

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Joel Rose
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Kirk-Albert Etienne
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Nate Champion; Ella Watson [Cattle Kate]; Jim Averill; Colonel Frank Wolcott; Frank Canton; Nick Ray; Sheriff Red Angus; Asa Mercer
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Old Man Harvey's Gang (Table of Contents: 41)

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Win Mortimer
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The McCarty Gang (Table of Contents: 42)

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The Reynolds Gang (Table of Contents: 43)

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Joel Rose
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Hunt Emerson
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Hunt Emerson
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The Dodge City Peace Commission (Table of Contents: 44)

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Joel Rose
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Bob Smith
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Bob Smith
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The Black Jack Ketchum Gang (Table of Contents: 45)

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Phil Foglio
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Phil Foglio
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The McCanles Gang (Table of Contents: 46)

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Joel Rose
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Dan Burr
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Dan Burr
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Vigilantes (Table of Contents: 47)

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Joel Rose
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Introduction to Chapter Five: Vigilantes.

The East Texas Regulator Gang (Table of Contents: 48)

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Joel Rose
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Ward Sutton
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Ward Sutton
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The Slickers: Spanking Vigilantes (Table of Contents: 49)

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Joel Rose
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Michael Kupperman
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Michael Kupperman
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The Stranglers (Table of Contents: 50)

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Linda Medley
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Linda Medley
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Regulators of the Carolinas (Table of Contents: 51)

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Tobacco Night Riders (Table of Contents: 52)

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The Hounds (Table of Contents: 53)

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Joel Rose
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American Protective League (Table of Contents: 54)

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The Mollie Maguires (Table of Contents: 55)

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Joel Rose
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Jim Fern
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Jim Fern
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Political Gangs (Table of Contents: 56)

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Joel Rose
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Introduction to Chaper Six: Political Gangs.

Ragen's Colts (Table of Contents: 57)

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Joel Rose
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Hilary Barta
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Hilary Barta
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The Rich Men's Coachmen's Club (Table of Contents: 58)

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Joel Rose
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Paul Guinan
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Paul Guinan
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The Anarchist Bonnot (Table of Contents: 59)

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Joel Rose
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Wm. Marshall Rogers
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Wm. Marshall Rogers
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College Kidnappers Club (Table of Contents: 60)

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Joel Rose
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Alfredo Alcala
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The Ohio Gang (Table of Contents: 61)

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Joel Rose
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Joe Sacco
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The Bliss Bank Ring (Table of Contents: 62)

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Joel Rose
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Jeff Parker
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Jeff Parker
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The Brady Gang (Table of Contents: 63)

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Joel Rose
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Graham Manley
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The Bloody Tubs (Table of Contents: 64)

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Biographies (Table of Contents: 65)

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Short biographies on the writer and artists featured in the book.

Bibliography (Table of Contents: 66)

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List of sources.

Copyright Information (Table of Contents: 67)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Big Book of Thugs
  3. 2. Introduction
    The Original Thugs
  4. 3. Thuggees
  5. 4. Street Gangs
  6. 5. The Bowery Boys
  7. 6. The Dead Rabbits
  8. 7. The Whyos
  9. 8. The Midnight Terrors
  10. 9. The Crazy Butch Gang
  11. 10. The Molasses Gang
  12. 11. The Gangs of Old New York
  13. 12. Plug Uglies
  14. 13. Yellow Henry Gang
  15. 14. The Sydney Ducks
  16. 15. The Car Barn Gang
  17. 16. The Eastmans
  18. 17. The We Boys Mob
  19. 18. Early Americans
  20. 19. The Doane Gang
  21. 20. The Secret Band of Brothers
  22. 21. The Loomis Gang
  23. 22. Devil Ance and the Hatfield Gang
  24. 23. Mother Marm Mandelbaum
  25. 24. The White Family Gang
  26. 25. The Highbinder Society
  27. 26. Mock Duck & the Hip Sing Tong
  28. 27. The Valley Gang
  29. 28. Pirates, River Rats, and Railroad Robbers
  30. 29. Bully Wilson and the Cave-in Rock Pirates
  31. 30. Colonel Plug's River Rats
  32. 31. The Swamp Angels
  33. 32. The Bayonne-Abriel Gang
  34. 33. Sadie the Goat and Her Pirate Gang
  35. 34. The Hook Gang
  36. 35. Railroad-Robbing Gangs
  37. 36. The White Hand Gang
  38. 37. Wild, Wild West
  39. 38. The Doolin Gang
  40. 39. The Buck Gang
  41. 40. The Red Sash Gang
  42. 41. Old Man Harvey's Gang
  43. 42. The McCarty Gang
  44. 43. The Reynolds Gang
  45. 44. The Dodge City Peace Commission
  46. 45. The Black Jack Ketchum Gang
  47. 46. The McCanles Gang
  48. 47. Vigilantes
  49. 48. The East Texas Regulator Gang
  50. 49. The Slickers: Spanking Vigilantes
  51. 50. The Stranglers
  52. 51. Regulators of the Carolinas
  53. 52. Tobacco Night Riders
  54. 53. The Hounds
  55. 54. American Protective League
  56. 55. The Mollie Maguires
  57. 56. Political Gangs
  58. 57. Ragen's Colts
  59. 58. The Rich Men's Coachmen's Club
  60. 59. The Anarchist Bonnot
  61. 60. College Kidnappers Club
  62. 61. The Ohio Gang
  63. 62. The Bliss Bank Ring
  64. 63. The Brady Gang
  65. 64. The Bloody Tubs
  66. 65. Biographies
  67. 66. Bibliography
  68. 67. Copyright Information
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