John Wallace Crawford, 1981 Paul T. Nolan
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John Wallace Crawford, 1981 Paul T. Nolan

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John Wallace Crawford, 1981 by Paul T. Nolan is the fascinating story of "Captain Jack" (1847-1917) who had many accomplishments but never received the recognition he wanted.

  • Union soldier, wounded twice
  • Army scout
  • Actor with Buffalo Bill
  • Wrote four melodramas
  • Published poems as "The Poet Scout"
  • Toured as actor and lecturer
  • Failed in Alaskan mining operation
  • His life essentially a dime-novel melodrama

For critics and readers since Crawford lived, he has been and remains more the "interesting character" than the "man of letters" he wanted to be.

But he is certainly an interesting character and is carefully and admiringly presented in this book.

This hardback copy is very firm and without tears, BUT it is liberally supplied with marks, comments and a reader's notes.  It measures 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/4 inches by 1/2 inch.  It has 141 pages.

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