A biography of a killer from Schenectady

A new book about an 1890s killer in the Pacific Northwest speaks of his roots in the Capital Region. “Cold Lead: The Life, Times and Death of 1890s Killer Tom Blanck” is a new biography written by Mark Dugan and is published by Hancock House.
Here’s a bit from the review from the Weiser Signal American Newspaper in Weiser Idaho:

Born Michael Hogan Jr. on Oct. 28, 1870, in Schenectady, N.Y., the subject of the biography was the eighth of 10 children of Margaret and Michael Hogan Sr., hard-working Irish Catholic immigrants who had escaped Ireland�s potato famine. Although details of Michael Jr.�s Schenectady beginnings are hard to come by, Dugan scrapes together just enough to illuminate the existence of a skilled railroad worker who absolutely loves getting into fights. He will later add to his list of talents an uncanny shooting accuracy with pistols.

The full review is here.

Published by Michael Janairo

Writer. Reader. Coffee drinker. Fiction. Poetry. Art. Museums. (My family name is pronounced "ha NIGH row.")

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