A.C. Greene The Santa Claus Bank Robbery PDF

A.C. Greene The Santa Claus Bank Robbery PDF

The  Santa Claus Bank Robbery

Master storyteller A C Greene re creates one of America s most bizarre holdups one that began as a lark On Christmas Eve 1927, four men set off to rob the First National Bank of Cisco, Texas Soon the lark turned into a tragedy and at times a comedy of errors The robbers did not realize the car they had stolen for their getaway was running on empty The leader did not Master storyteller A C Greene re creates one of America s most bizarre holdups one that began as a lark On Christmas Eve 1927, four men set off to rob the First National Bank of Cisco, Texas Soon the lark turned into a tragedy and at times a comedy of errors The robbers did not realize the car they had stolen for their getaway was running on empty The leader did not anticipate the attention his disguise would draw, even though it was a bright red Santa Claus suit And they could not have known that all of Cisco would have guns at hand because the Bankers Association had offered a reward of 5,000 for any dead bank robber, no questions asked The Santa Claus bank robbery set off a chain of events that would lead to violence and the death of six men and launch the largest manhunt Texas had ever seen.A C Greene s factual account of the unusual crime reads like a novel fast paced, full of unexpected turns, and rich with the flavor of life in Texas at the beginning of the end of the Old West This new edition contains an Afterword with photographs, some of them never before published, and followup information on the lives of the participants, including the surviving robber, witnesses, and kidnap victims

Title : The Santa Claus Bank Robbery
Author :  A.C. Greene
Language : English
Isbn : 1574410717
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 231 pages

Rating: 4.9

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