|Feared and hated by a few who held that he was an
outlaw, "Long George" Francis was the rumored leader of a major gang of
cattle and horse thieves and, supposedly, the head of a ring of
bootleggers and hijackers. Still, others considered him a Robin Hood of
the West-a folk hero the likes of Jesse James, Sam Bass, and Butch
Cassidy. He waged wars against the rich and greedy while helping the
poor - all without robbing a bank or shooting a soul.
about "Long George" is somewhere in between, as muddy as the Milk River
itself, named such because it was the color of a cup of tea with a
tablespoon of milk added.
Written by biographer and historian Gary A. Wilson, with an
introduction by internationally known novelist and historian Dan
George" Francis reveals the legend behind one of the
American West's so-called romantic heroes of the cowboy-outlaw period.
The events of his dramatic life and death produced an infamous persona
undiminished by time..
Long George Francis
Gentleman Outlaw of
by Gary Wilson
translated by Lorraine
Two Dot Books, 2005