Singin a Lonesome Song: Texas Prison Tales Gary Brown

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Published: January 25th 2001

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272 pages


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Singin a Lonesome Song: Texas Prison Tales  by  Gary Brown

Singin a Lonesome Song: Texas Prison Tales by Gary Brown
January 25th 2001 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: | 3.75 Mb

Texas convicts and inmates have made the Texas prison system the most colourful in the world over the past 150 years. There was a famous gunslinger in the 1800s and a burlesque stripper in the 1960s. There were notorious gang members in the thirties, a Kiowa Indian chief, a blues musician, an escape artist, and a Mexican vaquero. These prison tales include chain-bus drivers, wild bull riders, and a prison baseball team that took on the Texas semi-pro champions in Houstons old Buff Stadium. They include inmates and prisoners of war supplying materials to the Confederate army and convict labourers building a state railroad and quarrying granite for the beautiful state capital in Austin.

You can read the history of Old Sparky and the final moments leading up to the electrocution of two of Texass most infamous criminals. Author Gary Brown spent twenty-three years working as counsellor and teacher in the Texas prison system.



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