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|Gary M. Lavergne||University of North Texas Press|
“He simply responds to women according to the script, the code, the prescription, the values that his culture has given him regarding women.”
—Dr. Harrell Gill-King
Anthropologist and Defense Expert Witness
here is an area of northwest Africa, between the Atlas and the
Rif Ranges called the Maghreb, where at the height of its power and prestige, the mighty Roman Empire discovered it could go no farther. The Atlas Mountains form a diagonal range traversing
Morocco from the southwest to the northeast, separating Morocco’s
Atlantic coastal plains to the north and west from the expansive
Sahara Desert to the south. A smaller range, the Rif, runs parallel to the Mediterranean coast. Between the two ranges, which almost merge near the eastern urban center of Taza, a passage connects
Algeria and the rest of North Africa to the Moroccan interior and the Atlantic Ocean.
From Taza, the fan-shaped plain of the Maghreb opens westward toward the Moroccan political capital of Rabat and the business capital of Casablanca. Though geographically close to the Strait of Gibraltar, this area is surprisingly isolated. On a political map, it appears ideally situated to be a portal from the Middle East, throughSee All Chapters
|Paul Lee Johnson||University of North Texas Press|
Will McLaury traveled north to visit his father and sisters in Iowa. He may have wanted to make up for being absent from the wedding of his youngest sister. One of his duties as executor of his brothers’ affairs was to report to the man most directly affected by the settlement of the estates, their father, Robert
H. McClaury. So, with what progress was made while he was in Tombstone,
Will made his report to the sole heir in person. The recent letter from J. R.
Adams to Charles Appelgate surely cast doubts on any future collections.
As Will McLaury traveled north, he encountered what had become a national phenomenon: an outbreak of small pox. Starting in the northeast in the fall of 1881, the disease was spreading west. Having faced one crisis after another—the death of his wife, the death of his brothers, the loss in court, the constant background of threats, and knowledge of plots against the lives of men in Tombstone—McLaury was not prepared to encounter the impersonal threat of a contagious disease. He described his adventure in a letter to the editor of the Fort Worth Democrat-Advance.See All Chapters
|Kris Rudolph||University of North Texas Press|
|Mark T. Smokov||University of North Texas Press|
Brave Billy Deane Dies
he killing of Johnson County Deputy Sheriff William “Billy” Deane was called murder by many people, but at least one called it selfdefense. “Bill Deane was a hired assassin,” wrote May (or Mae)
Gardner, “shooting at the Curry gang at every chance… He was as coldblooded a murderer as Tom Horn. It was kill Deane or be killed.”1 At this point in time “the Curry gang” was in reference to George Currie, since Kid Curry and supposedly Lonie were known as the “Roberts brothers” in Wyoming.
Deane, a young Texan, was hired by Sheriff Al Sproal (or Sproul) specifically to help curb the rustling activity in the county. He was considered fearless, but his plan to capture the gang from Hole-in-the-Wall by himself was pure foolishness. He rode south from Buffalo in early April and spent the night of April 12, 1897, at the Brock home in Powder River country. Deane started out the next morning headed for the KC Ranch, but first arrived at the Alfred and Sarah Grigg homestead and post office on Middle Fork, where the outlaws often stopped for their mail.2See All Chapters
|Ralph H. Nutter||University of North Texas Press|
11: Munich by Night, Schweinfurt by Day
ur losses during the bloody summer of 1943 made it clear that daylight bombing without fighter support was in serious trouble. The doctrine that fighter support was unnecessary had been proved to be tragically incorrect. In early September our group commander, Lt. Col. Don Fargo, called me to a meeting in his office. I was surprised to see the VIII Bomber Command's top brass there: Generals Anderson, Hansell, Williams, and
LeMay. In addition to Fargo and me, our group bombardier and Maj.
Jerry Price of the 422d Squadron represented the 305th.
Anderson spoke first and warned us that the meeting was a matter of the highest security. He then summarized our losses for the summer. We had lost nearly three hundred planes and more than three thousand crewmen. Our losses on the Schweinfurt-Regensburg and Stuttgart missions alone made it clear that until we obtained long-range fighter support we would have similar losses every time we sent our crews deep inside Germany. During the previous three months we'd flown only fifteen missions to inland targets, and with the exception of Kassel and Regensburg, our bombing results had been less than satisfactory. The Germans still had air superiority over us in daylight, and in spite of our bombing they appeared to be increasing their aircraft production.See All Chapters