Hands Up : Or Twenty Years of Detective Life in the Mountains and on the Plains

Cook, D. J.

Verlag: University of Oklahoma Press, 1958
ISBN 10: 0806109343 / ISBN 13: 9780806109343
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Inhaltsangabe: General Cook was the founder of the Rocky Mountain Detective Association. His story focuses on the criminal history of the west.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.: A gory and hair-raising account of the sensational events witnessed by General Cook in 19th-century Colorado, Hands Up is unique among wild west narratives. General Cook was the founder of the Rocky Mountain Detective Association, a secret organization of law enforcement officials that battled crime in a mostly lawless land. Therefore his story focuses not on fighting Indians or hunting buffalo, but on the criminal history of the west. In this book we learn of all the heinous crimes committed by the daring and often desperate men who settled the frontier.

This ghost-written account reveals General Cook to be an exceptional specimen of manhood, who "has put in twenty years...ever mindful of the public welfare and forgetful of his own comfort and quiet; ever anxious to bring the guilty to punishment and to free the country of the human vultures who prey upon it."

Cook was involved in solving many a mystery, and the book's bloody descriptions are often hard to handle, as when we witness the final twitching death-throes of a criminal on the gallows, or the famous case of 'The Italian Murders':

"I was still playing on the harp, but the sight of the dead bodies and the blood running on the floor made me sick. Filomeno made me lick his knife and ordered me to drink some of the blood. He scraped up a handful of blood running from the boy's throat and drank it, the others doing likewise as a pledge of fidelity. They then threw the bodies into the cellar..." and it gets worse.

While some of the events described in Hands Up involve robbery and other crimes, they always end up in murder and mayhem, so the author has plenty of chances to exercise his virtuosity in carnage. What may be lacking in literary style is more than made up for in enthusiasm.

Hands Up possesses all the auto-accident charm of a modern thriller. Not only is it terribly entertaining, but you're learning history too.

"Certainly we feel that the stories as here given explain themselves; and we believe that the reader will agree with the writer, after perusing the volume from beginning to end, that he has gotten the worth of his money."

You certainly will get plenty of thrills for your buck when you read Hands Up!

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Titel: Hands Up : Or Twenty Years of Detective Life...
Verlag: University of Oklahoma Press
Erscheinungsdatum: 1958
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Buchbeschreibung University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1971. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Second Printing. 318 pages. Exterior shows shelf wear, including some minor fading around the edges and spine. Binding is holding nicely. Interior text is clean with few pencil markings and no damages. During his long career as a detective and peace officer in the Rocky Mountain area, during which he personally arrested more than three thousand culprits, General (of Colorado Militia) D.J. Cook learned and took occasion to enunciate an important principle: Never hit a prisoner over the head with your pistol, because you may afterwards want to use your weapon and find it disabled. Introduction by Everett L. DeGolyer, Jr. Size: 5 "x 7 1/2". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 16655

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Buchbeschreibung University of Oklahoma Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2674450059

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Buchbeschreibung University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK., 1971. Soft Cover. Near fine softcover. Western Frontier Library. 318 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005015s

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Buchbeschreibung University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, U.S.A., 1971. Original Wraps. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. Second Printing. Reminiscences by General D. J. Cook, Superintendent of the Rocky Mountain Detective Association. A Condensed Criminal History of the Far West With an Introduction by Everett L. DeGolyer, Jr. Extreme tip of cover clipped (removing price?). Binding beginning to part between pp. viii and ix of Introduction. A few light stains on edges. 318 pp. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002575

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Buchbeschreibung University of Oklahoma Press, Norman Oaklahoma, 1971. Paper Back. Buchzustand: Very Good. This is the 1971 reprint of the 1958 edition. The cover has a lightly faded and somewhat creased spine. The top edge of the book has minor spotting. The first blank page is signed by a previous owner in pen. 318 pages. Size: Size D: 7"-8" Tall (177-203mm). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 138129

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Buchbeschreibung University of Oklahoma Press. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Fine. 0806109343 Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN7.2022463

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