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A Dirty, Wicked Town, A Dirty, Wicked Town, 0870043986, 0-87004-398-6, 978-0-87004-398-7, 9780870043987, David L. Bristow, , A Dirty, Wicked Town, 0870045326, 0-87004-532-6, 978-0-87004-532-5, 9780870045325, David L. Bristow

A Dirty, Wicked Town
Tales of 19th Century Omaha
David L. Bristow

2000. 300 pp.
Photographs, footnotes, index
$16.95 t

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

Omaha, Nebraska, is a laid-back city in America’s heartland. In the nineteenth century, however, it had a very different reputation. Omaha grew from a speculative scheme in 1854 to a booming city. Along the way there were scores of great stories.

 “It requires but little if any, stretch of the imagination to regard Omaha as a cesspool of iniquity, for it is given up to lawlessness and is overrun with a horde of fugitives from justice and dangerous men of all kinds who carry things with a high hand and a loose rein. . . . If you want to find a rogue’s rookery, go to Omaha.”—Kansas City newspaper.

David L. Bristow has lived in Omaha since 1992.  He writes for various magazines and is currently working on a novel.  A Dirty, Wicked Town is his first book.
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