Linda Buxbaum releases ‘The Life and Times of Henry Plummer’

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New book chronicles life in lawless West through one man’s story

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Historians have devoted much time and effort investigating whether or not Henry Plummer, the sheriff of Bannack, Mont., actually committed the crimes for which he was hanged by vigilantes on a bitter cold January night in 1864. The question of his innocence has plagued Western historians for 15 decades. Author Linda Buxbaum has always been intrigued by this story. In “The Life and Times of Henry Plummer” (published by Xlibris), she works to shed some light into the whole conundrum.

In May of 1993, a posthumous trial was held in Virginia City, Mont., where a Madison County jury, consisting of twelve, registered voters split the verdict — 6-6. The judge declared a mistrial, and, had Sheriff Plummer been alive, she would have told him, “You are free to go.” Henry’s life tells the tale of a lawless West and epitomizes many a man’s experience in these untamed, violent mining towns of the 1800s where shootouts and duals rule and life is sometimes worth only a handful of gold or the dispute over a lady, proper or fallen. Trouble follows him everywhere.

This book explores life in the west where mining towns would spring up over night and disappear nearly that quickly, where men shot each other in an instant and death loomed at the drop of a hat. With richly drawn characters and compelling narrative, Buxbaum weaves a tale that portrays the Wild West in a unique light.

Fast-paced and gripping, “The Life and Times of Henry Plummer” imparts an important lesson on justice and history.

“The Life and Times of Henry Plummer”
By Linda Buxbaum
Hardcover | 6x9in | 254 pages | ISBN 9781503522992
Softcover | 6x9in | 254 pages | ISBN 9781503523005
E-Book | 254 pages | ISBN 9781503523012
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Linda Buxbaum earned a double major, studying history and English at the University of Montana, where she also studied creative writing. She spent 22 years in Butte, Mont., teaching at the local high school before moving onto a ranch in western Montana with her husband. The story of Henry Plummer, the sheriff of Bannack hanged by vigilantes in1864, has always intrigued her. This novel, as well as her first published novel, “The Price of Copper,” made the semi-finalist list in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Words and Music Creative Writing Competition in New Orleans, an international contest for writers.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.
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