In Search of Captain Moonlite: The Strange Life and Death of the Notorious Bushranger by Paul Terry
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Publisher:Allen & Unwin
Place:Crows Nest NSW
Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to book corners and edges. Pages are sunned.
When a masked and cloaked bandit robbed the bank at a small gold town in 1869, he created the legend of Captain Moonlite, the gun-toting man of God who enthralled and appalled the nation for more than a decade.
Real name Andrew George Scott, he is remembered as a bushranger, conman, warrior and lunatic. In an 11-year life of crime, he escaped from gaol, took to the road as a prison reformer and fought a pitched gun battle that made him a household name.
In Search of Captain Moonlite looks for the man behind the legend. It uses little-seen histories, a remarkable cache of rare documents and the records of his time to rewrite the story of a man who was not what he seemed.
Ultimately, it challenges history's verdict and finds a truth that's even more spectacular than fiction.