Bandido: The Life And Times Of Tiburcio Vasquez

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The 19th century was a critical period for the people of Mexican decent who resided in California. These people, known as Californios during this time period, were subjugated to the heinous crimes that occurred as a result of the Anglo Americans who were beginning to move west. In his detailed biography, “Bandido: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez”, John Boessenecker further develops the issues the Californios encountered in the 1800’s that gave rise to the famous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. Boessenecker has dedicated forty-one years of his life researching everything there is to know about Tiburcio Vasquez, making his book the most accurate account of the bandido’s history and his descent to a life filled with crime. His goal was to find

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