Captain Jack Helm: A Victim of Texas Reconstruction Violence

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Biographical account of John Jackson “Jack” Helm, a law man and eventual victim of man-killer John Wesley Hardin. During his lifetime in Reconstruction Texas he served as deputy sheriff, then county sheriff, and finally captain of the notorious Texas State Police, developing a reputation as a violent and ruthless man-hunter. Helm’s aggressive enforcement of his version of “law and order” resulted in a deadly confrontation with two of his enemies in the midst of the Sutton-Taylor Feud.

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xxiii, 302 p. : ill.

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Parsons, Chuck March 2018.

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  • Main Title: Captain Jack Helm: A Victim of Texas Reconstruction Violence
  • Series Title: A.C. Greene series
  • Added Title: A.C. Green Series, Number 18

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Biographical account of John Jackson “Jack” Helm, a law man and eventual victim of man-killer John Wesley Hardin. During his lifetime in Reconstruction Texas he served as deputy sheriff, then county sheriff, and finally captain of the notorious Texas State Police, developing a reputation as a violent and ruthless man-hunter. Helm’s aggressive enforcement of his version of “law and order” resulted in a deadly confrontation with two of his enemies in the midst of the Sutton-Taylor Feud.

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xxiii, 302 p. : ill.

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Publisher's description: In Captain Jack Helm, Chuck Parsons explores the life of John Jackson “Jack” Helm, whose main claim to fame has been that he was a victim of man-killer John Wesley Hardin. That he was, but he was much more in his violence-filled lifetime during Reconstruction Texas. First as a deputy sheriff, then county sheriff, and finally captain of the notorious Texas State Police, he developed a reputation as a violent and ruthless man-hunter. He arrested many suspected lawbreakers, but often his prisoner was killed before reaching a jail for “attempting to escape.” This horrific tendency ultimately brought about his downfall. Helm’s aggressive enforcement of his version of “law and order” resulted in a deadly confrontation with two of his enemies in the midst of the Sutton-Taylor Feud.

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  • OCLC: 1008771037 | External Link
  • ISBN: 9781574417180
  • ISBN: 9781574417265
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2017049115
  • Series Number: 18
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1173881

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Parsons, Chuck. Captain Jack Helm: A Victim of Texas Reconstruction Violence, book, March 2018; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1173881/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.