Chain Gang Fugitive, First Published In 1932 As I Am A Fugitive From A Georgia Chain Gang , Is The Dramatic Firsthand Account Of Robert Burns And His Struggle To Live A Normal Life Following A Single Disastrous Choice He Had Made As A Young Man The Story Begins With The End Of World War I And The Return Of Veteran Burns To The U.S In 1921, Burns, Out Of Hunger And Desperation, Took Part In A Grocery Store Robbery With Two Other Men The Men Were Captured, And Burns Was Sentenced To 6 10 Years Hard Labor In A Georgia Prison The Robbery Had Netted The Men Less Than 6.00 Burns, Shackled As Part Of A Chain Gang, Successfully Escapes After Four Months And Makes His Way To Chicago, Where He Married, Started A Magazine And Lived As A Free Man For 7 Years For A Second Time, However, He Was Arrested As A Fugitive From Justice After Burns Became Involved With Another Woman And Was Turned In To Authorities By His Wife Burns Was Returned To Georgia, And Again Placed On A Chain Gang Incredibly, Burns Managed To Escape A Second Time And Traveled To New Jersey At The Time Of The Book S Publication In 1932 Followed By A Movie , He Was Still A Fugitive From The Law Included In This New Kindle Edition Is An Epilogue Detailing Burns Eventual Fate And An Copy Of An Illustrated True Detective Mysteries Article Featuring Burns Story.
Robert Elliott Burns was a World War I veteran who gained notoriety after escaping from a Georgia chain gang and writing his memoirs exposing the cruelty and injustice of the chain gang system.
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- Chain Gang Fugitive
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- 17 April 2018 Robert Elliott Burns