This book is a collection of true accounts documenting the
prevalence of wife and child abuse on the Western frontier. The cast of
characters includes the seven Sager orphans, missionary Narcissa
Whitman, vigilante captain James Williams, outlaw Wesley Hardin, stock
detective Tom Horn, and Montana's notorious Sheriff Henry Plummer. The
highlight of the book is one of the most sensational murder trials of
the early 1900s, a young housewife sentenced to hang for the bizarre
killing of her unusually abusive husband.
Take a look at The Table of Contents.
About the author, Ruth Mather