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The Santa Claus Bank Robbery (A.C. Greene Series, No 1)

by A. C. Greene

  • 10 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published by University of North Texas Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • True crime,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • Social Science,
  • Crime And Criminals,
  • Texas - Local History,
  • True Crime / Espionage,
  • English,
  • Sociology,
  • Texas,
  • General,
  • Criminology,
  • Bank robberies,
  • Cisco

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages231
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8741327M
    ISBN 101574410717
    ISBN 109781574410716
    OCLC/WorldCa41368235

      Santa Claus Bank Robbery is neither. Rather, it’s a dive into Texas history that offers insights only a contemporary historian/storyteller could consider. (Example: one of the people in the book, a young girl, says she spent so much time in court in one year that she flunked 7 th grade. Snider posits the theory that the child was suffering. The Santa Claus bank robbery set off a chain of events that would lead to violence and the death of six men and launch the largest manhunt Texas had ever seen. A. C. Greene's factual account of the unusual crime reads like a novel -- fast paced, full of unexpected turns, and rich with the flavor of life in Texas at the beginning of the end of.

      The Santa Claus bank robbery set off a chain of events that would lead to violence and the death of six men and launch the largest manhunt Texas had ever seen. A. C. Greene’s factual account of the unusual crime reads like a novel—fast paced, full of unexpected turns, and rich with the flavor of life in Texas at the beginning of the end of Price: $   Shelby GT Barn Find and Appraisal That Buyer Uses To Pay Widow - Price Revealed - Duration: Jerry Heasley Recommended for you.

      The Santa Claus saga is ingrained in Cisco’s lore, enhanced by a book-length treatment by famed Texas author A. C. Greene in the s. Before that, First National did its own account in a brief paperback. A play about the robbery was performed for several years by . The Santa Claus bank robbery set off a chain of events that would lead to violence and the death of six men and launch the largest manhunt Texas had ever seen. A. C. Greene's factual account of the unusual crime reads like a novel--fast paced, full of unexpected turns, and rich with the flavor of life in Texas at the beginning of the end of the.


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The Santa Claus Bank Robbery (A.C. Greene Series, No 1) by A. C. Greene Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Santa Claus bank robbery set off a chain of events that would lead to violence and the death of six men and launch the largest manhunt Texas had ever seen.

's factual account of the unusual crime reads like a novel-fast paced, full of unexpected turns,and rich with the flavor of life in Texas at the beginning of the end of the Old /5(15).

Santa Claus Bank Robbery by Tui Snider is a quick glimpse into a s West Texas bank robbery rife with haphazard shootouts, errors aplenty, and several colorful characters on both sides of the law/5. The Santa Claus Bank Robbery book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Master storyteller A. Greene re-creates one of Ameri /5. At the time it occurred, the Santa Claus Bank Robbery was one of Texas' most infamous crimes and led to the largest manhunt ever seen in the state.

It all began on Decemaround noon when Marshall Ratliff, Henry Helms, Robert Hill, all ex-cons, and Louis Davis, a relative of Helms, held up the First National Bank in Cisco.

"The Santa Claus Bank Robbery," which sounds like the title of a children's book, is a riveting page-turner that proves fact is indeed stranger than fiction. The crime itself rivals anything attempted by the more famous Bonnie and Clyde duo, but Hollywood did not make a hugely popular film on the subject starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway /5.

Santa Claus Bank Robbery Methodology I think one of the challenges an author faces in telling a story like this is that the reader likely already knows what the story is about, and maybe even how it ends, before opening the book. SANTA CLAUS BANK ROBBERY A True-Crime Saga in Texas By TUI SNIDER Genre: Nonfiction / Texana / Texas History Publisher: Castle Azle Press Date of Publication: December 8, Number of Pages: pages + black & white photos Scroll down for Giveaway.

When Marshall Ratliff dressed like Santa Claus to pull a Christmas-time heist. The Santa Claus bank robbery set off a chain of events that would lead to violence and the death of six men and launch the largest manhunt Texas had ever seen.

Greene’s factual account of the unusual crime reads like a novel—fast paced, full of unexpected turns, and rich with the flavor of life in Texas at the beginning of the end of Author: A. Greene. Santa Claus Bank Robbery: A True Crime Saga in Texas, begins by setting the stage for the lives and times of its people.

The s: prohibition and a post-war economy mark a period of transition from the older stricter regime into a more modern world. This bungled bank robbery led to a wild shootout and a getaway with two little girls as hostages. And that is only the beginning. Tui Snider’s true-crime tale reads like a comedy of errors as the consequences of the Santa Claus Bank Robber’s actions escalate to include a botched car-jacking, one of the biggest manhunts in Texas history, and a jailbreak leading to a deadly conclusion.

Mother and daughter walked in just as the robbers were drawing their guns, wrote A. Greene in his book on the case, “The Santa Claus Bank Robbery.” In a. Get this from a library.

The Santa Claus bank robbery. [A C Greene] -- Recreates the Texas bank robbery that turned into a tragic comedy of errors through the miscalculation of the four men involved. Civil Society Issues Lone Star Life The Santa Who Tried to Steal Christmas: A Story of A Failed Texas Bank Robbery Two days before Christmas ina group of four bandits — with the leader dressed as Santa Claus — tried to rob the bank in Cisco, but the heist didn't go as smoothly as they had planned.

The Santa Claus bank robbery set off a chain of events that would lead to violence and the death of six men and launch the largest manhunt Texas had ever seen. Greene's factual account of the unusual crime reads like a novel -- fast paced, full of unexpected turns, and rich with the flavor of life in Texas at the beginning of the end of 5/5(1).

Read Santa Claus Bank Robbery: A True-Crime Saga in Texas by Tui Snider to learn the true tale behind the infamous West Texas bank robbery.

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ABOUT THE BOOK: When Marshall Ratliff dressed like Santa Claus to pull a Christmas-time heist, he thought it would be easy. Unfortunately for him, when the citizens of Cisco heard Santa was robbing a bank, they came running - with loaded guns in hand.

The Santa Claus Bank Robbery by Greene, A. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   “It was a gesture born of and worthy of the frontier society that had spawned most of the Texas bankers of the day,” A.C. Greene wrote of the “dead robber” reward in his book The Santa Claus Bank Robbery.

“It was the kind of retribution, the old-timers said, that the criminal mind could understand and would waver in the face of.”. Today, if you visit Cisco and are curious about the Santa Claus bank robbery, a plaque on the side of the former bank site, on Conrad Hilton Blvd., commemorates the event.

The First National Bank also has a painting of the robbery in its new location, at Conrad Hilton Blvd. While in Cisco, be sure to visit the Lela Latch Lloyd Museum. A Author: Spring Sault. Santa Claus Bank Robbery A True-Crime Saga in Texas by Tui Snider. Genre: Nonfiction / Texana / Texas History.

Publisher: Castle Azle Press. Date of Publication: December 8, Number of Pages: pages + black & white photos. Scroll down for Giveaway! I really enjoyed the author's side commentary on an earlier book about these events entitled THE SANTA CLAUS BANK ROBBERY by A.C.

Greene. His account is considered the sole source about this infamous crime, but is in fact a fictionalized version, complete with invented conversations and fake names to "flesh out his narrative.". Santa Claus Bank Robbery by Tui Snider is a quick glimpse into a s West Texas bank robbery rife with haphazard shootouts, errors aplenty, and several colorful characters on both sides of the law.

This book is a sure winner because while this bank robbery was no doubt bloody and frightening for all involved, Tui is a natural storyteller and gets right to the relevant and juicy details.