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CATHERINE HOLDER SPUDE. “That Fiend in Hell”: Soapy Smith in Legend

That Fiend in HellCATHERINE HOLDER SPUDE. “That Fiend in Hell”: Soapy Smith in Legend. University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover, $29.95, www.oupress.com.

Not only an exploration of who gambler and con artist Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith was in life, but of who Soapy Smith became after his death.