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Author Neal, Bill, 1936-

Title Vengeance is mine [electronic resource] : the scandalous love triangle that triggered the Boyce-Sneed feud / Bill Neal.

Imprint Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xviii, 306 p. : ill., maps.
Series A.C. Greene series ; no. 11
A.C. Greene series ; 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The three families: Settling in antebellum Texas -- Migrating to a new frontier: the Texas Panhandle -- Amarillo, 1910: John Beal, Lena--and Al -- A secret too big to keep -- "Let the old men settle it" -- A man with a plan -- Escape, flight, and pursuit -- The gathering storm -- Then the killings begin -- To the courts -- From guns to gavels -- Lena's sanity hearing -- "The greatest legal battle ever" -- The 1912 Fort Worth murder trial of John Beal Sneed -- Protecting a home, or protecting a killer? -- The conclusion of the 1912 John Beal Sneed murder trial -- The waiting game -- Ambush at the death cottage -- "Because this is Texas" -- The second Fort Worth murder trial of John Beal Sneed -- The murder trial begins -- The verdict -- "Making'em believe in ghosts" -- The Beech Epting murder trial -- "No trial for the dead" -- The Vernon murder trial of John Beal Sneed -- The John Beal Sneed wars continue -- Combat in the courts, firefights in the streets -- Epilogue: A. Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat -- Spin-doctoring, dirty tricks, and whatever else it takes -- B. Reflections, speculations, unsolved mysteries -- And what happened to Lena's baby? -- Appendix one: The rest of the tragic story of Hugh D. Spencer -- Miss Lillie was a rover -- Appendix two: Timeline.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Boyce family.
Snead family.
Sneed, John Beal -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Boyce-Sneed Feud.
Vendetta -- Texas -- Texas Panhandle -- History -- 20th century.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Texas -- Texas Panhandle.
Violence -- Texas -- Panhandle -- History -- 20th century.
Texas Panhandle (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
Texas Panhandle (Tex.) -- Biography.
Texas -- History -- 1846-1950.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781574413175 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781574414400 (e-book)

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