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Book Condition: Very Good
N.P. original cloth, 131 pages, photo, wear to edges. The author tells of his escapades in the early 1920s gambling, stealing, running liquor, and his numerous times in and out of jail. Rare item, none on Worldcat and this being the first copy I've seen. There is a 2004 reprint, "A Bandit called Debry." "Oliver Franklin Jones was born in 1896 in the Ozark Mountains near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The next 72 years proved to be a true adventure. From bootlegging and gambling in Oklahoma and Idaho then fighting during World War I in France to robbing a bank in Idaho and a casino/pool hall in Nevada he lived a life of crime during the Roaring 20's. He also did hard time, to pay for those crimes, during a time that HARD really was! Follow the true story of this bandit, in his own words, as he bums across the country, usually just one step ahead of the law and meeting some very interesting characters along the way." Six-Guns 1198.