The fascinating history of horse theft and horse recovery. Because of the horse's essential function for many American families, horse theft was a lucrative business venture for many outlaws in the country's frontier days. This fascinating exposition details the history of organized horse-thief gangs from the colonial era through World War II. It also features the history of many anti-horse theft groups, some of which still exist. This illuminating book discusses the thieves, their pursuers, and their methods in great detail.
About the Author John K. Burchill earned his MS in rehabilitation counseling from Emporia State University and his MA in criminal justice from Wichita State University. He devoted his early professional years to working as a probation officer and as the director of the Twelfth and Twenty-Eighth Judicial District Community Corrections. Burchill has been a professor of criminal justice at Kansas Wesleyan University since 1996. Since moving to Kansas as an undergraduate, Burchill has pursued his passion for exploring the history of the state. He and his wife live in Salina, Kansas.