Frontier Justice: Alaska 1898--the Last American Frontier


Readers will be shocked and fascinated at these factual accounts which Ed Ferrell has cut from old publications and trimmed of fat. Each chapter is like a piece of beef jerky: raw, tough, full of flavor, and no two are the same. Anyone will enjoy chewing on these true stories about the serial killer of Dawson, the shoot-out at Bear Creek, Soapy Smith and his gang, the witchcraft murder, the man eaters, the mad trapper of Rat River, a private hanging (based on an account by Jack London), the death of an archbishop, and many more. While reading this book, it's easy to imagine sitting around a spruce campfire after a long cold day on the Klondike, swapping these tales with the old timers and wondering if you would have the guts to take a man's fate into your own hands.

Ed Ferrell

(1998), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, 156 pp.

ISBN: 9780788408816