Thursday, December 10, 2009

Excellent new nonfiction

I am not sure that this book would work out for Joliet Reads, but it's definitely going on my list of favorite books of 2009!

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson tells about the fascinating life of former slave Bass Reeves.

Who was Bass Reeves, you ask? He served as deputy U.S. marshal in Indian Territory for 32 years, which was longer than any other marshal. He arrested more than 3,000 men and women, without ever being wounded, and only had to kill fourteen men in the line of duty. The author was not exaggerating when she described his life as remarkable!

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