For twenty years, grassroots historian C. L. Sonnichsen went door to door through the backcountry of east and south-central Texas to coax tales from reluctant informants and peruse county documents on the colorful feuds that bloodied the states early history. From these human explosions emerged legendary gangs such as the Regulators, Moderators, Hoodoos, Heel Flies, and Boots. Personal vengeance righted intolerable wrongs and settled unbearable grievances. Sonnichsen notes, The men who fought these battles were mostly pretty good people, but they harshly stamped their otherwise normal lives with bloody vengeance. Dale L. Walker, Sonnichsens biographer, sketches the authors life, historical craft, and publishing and teaching career.Sonnichsen, C. L. is the author of 'Ten Texas Feuds', published 2000 under ISBN 9780826322999 and ISBN 0826322999.