Wildcat: The Untold Story of Pearl Hart, the Wild West's Most Notorious Woman Bandit
Law and crime biography, United States history, History, True crime
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The little-known story of Pearl Hart, the most famous female bandit in the American West. On May 30, 1899, history was made when Pearl Hart, disguised as a man, held up a stagecoach in Arizona and robbed the passengers at… gunpoint. A manhunt ensued as word of her heist spread, and Pearl Hart went on to become a media sensation and the most notorious female outlaw on the Western frontier. Her early life, family and fate after her later release from prison have long remained a mystery to scholars and historians—until now. Drawing on groundbreaking research into territorial records and genealogical data, &’s is the first book to uncover the enigma of Pearl Hart. Hailed by many as &“The Bandit Queen,&” her epic life of crime and legacy as a female trailblazer provide a crucial lens into the lives of the rare women who made their mark in the American West.