Dick Kreck - Hell on Wheels

Historic LoDo: Dick Kreck retired from The Denver Post after 38 years as an editor and columnist. His previous books include Murder at the Brown Palace, Smaldone: The Untold Story of an American Crime Family, Denver In Flames, and Anton Woode. Kreck will discuss and sign his well-researched new history Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns along the Union Pacific Railroad ($16.95 Fulcrum). Overnight settlements, better known as “Hell on Wheels,” sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming. They brought opportunity not only for legitimate business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Kreck’s book tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create permanent towns in the interior West.

 

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Event date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1628 16th St.
80202 Denver
us
Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781555919481
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Fulcrum Group - May 2013

Smaldone: The Untold Story of an American Crime Family Cover Image
By Dick Kreck, Chuck Smaldone (Foreword by), Gene Smaldone (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781555917067
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fulcrum Group - September 14th, 2010

Smaldone: The Untold Story of an American Crime Family Cover Image
By Dick Kreck, Gene Smaldone (Foreword by), Chuck Smaldone (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781555917180
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fulcrum Group - September 2009

Murder at the Brown Palace: A True Story of Seduction and Betrayal Cover Image
By Dick Kreck, Thomas J. Noel (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781555914639
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fulcrum Group - March 7th, 2003

Anton Woode: The Boy Murderer Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781555915780
Availability: Special Order
Published: Fulcrum Group - May 2006

Denver in Flames: Forging a New Mile High City Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781555914448
Availability: Special Order
Published: Fulcrum Publishing - August 2000