The Branch and the Scaffold

The Branch and the Scaffold

A Novel of Judge Parker

Large Print - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A tale based on the legendary Hanging Judge finds judge Isaac Parker inheriting a lawless Arkansas territory of corruption and saloon violence, a region over which he assumes formidable control by publicly hanging convicted felons and handing down other severe sentences. (Historical fiction).

Baker
& Taylor

A tale based on the true story of the legendary Hanging Judge finds Isaac Parker inheriting a corrupt court and lawless territory in Fort Smith, Arkansas and enforcing severe punishments in his effort to bring order to the early American West.
When Judge Isaac Parker arrived in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the town had thirty saloons and one bank. Inheriting a corrupt court and a lawless territory, he immediately put the residents on notice by publicly hanging six convicted felons at one time. For the next two decades, his stern an implacable justice brought law and order to the West, and made him plenty of enemies. Parker's severe judgments scandalized Washington and took an onerous toll on his private life - but the "Hanging Judge of the Border" never flinched from his duty.

Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9781410414809
1410414809
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 385 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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