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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (717 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Narrator: Kevin R. Free Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Sitting tall in the saddle, with a wide-brimmed black hat and twin Colt pistols on his belt, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. As a US Marshal—and former slave who escaped to freedom in the Indian Territories—Bass was cunning and fearless.

When a lawbreaker heard Bass Reeves had his warrant, he knew it was the end of the trail, because Bass always got his man, dead or alive. He achieved all this in spite of whites who didn’t like the notion of a black lawman.

For three decades, Bass was the most feared and respected lawman in the territories. He made more than three thousand arrests, and though he was a crack shot and a quick draw, he only killed fourteen men in the line of duty. Bad News for Outlaws reveals the story of a remarkable African American hero of the Old West.

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  • “Here, children can saddle up with a genuine Western hero in a narrative that hits the bull’s-eye.” Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/11/2014

    " This historical book about the life of Bass Reeves, U.S. Marshal, provided me with some insight into the life of an African American deputy who lived outwest. I found this to be a powerful life story because this was a time just after the Civil War and Bass Reeves managed to become very respected and held a high rank. I really enjoyed this book and plan to add this to my collection. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Miste | 1/30/2014

    " Whitman reading list book. Interesting bit of history that I never knew. Would be interesting to read more indepth about Bass Reeves in something besides a picture book. Would probably make a great movie or something on the history channel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy Carr | 1/29/2014

    " Bass Reeves really was a remarkable man worthy of discussion for his honesty, devotion to family, devotion to freedom & justice, and the amazing career he had as a U.S. Deputy Marshal. This book will most definitely appeal to boys of any age and parents will love it because of the great morals and lessons it teaches about self-control. Loved this book! Love this man! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 1/27/2014

    " I have been reading through non-fiction picture books for the intermediate grades lately and this one came highly recommended. The author does a phenomenal job with the text and Gregory Christie's illustrations enhance the text that tells the story of the life of Bass Reeves. Not knowing a lot about Bass Reeves I can't tell how much the story was embellished but it was fun to read about his life as a Marshal. I almost felt like I was reading about some folk legend. This would be an entertaining read aloud in a classroom. Definitely recommend it. "

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