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The last outlaws : the desperate final days of the Dalton Gang / Tom Clavin.

Clavin, Tom, 1954- (author.).

"The thrilling true story of the Dalton Gang and the most brazen heist in history, by the multiple New York Times bestselling author. The Last Outlaws is the thrilling true story of the last of the great gang of outlaws. The Dalton Gang consisted of four brothers and their rotating cast of accomplices who saw themselves as descended from the legendary James Gang. They soon became legends themselves, beginning their career as common horse thieves, before graduating to robbing banks and trains. On October 5, 1892, the Dalton Gang attempted the most brazen heist of that era: robbing two banks in broad daylight in Coffeyville, Kansas, simultaneously. The gang was made up of Grat, Bob and Emmett Dalton; Bill Power and Dick Broadwell. As the gang crossed the plaza to enter the two banks, the Daltons were recognized by townspeople, who raised the alarm. Citizens armed themselves with weapons from nearby hardware stores and were ready for the gang when they tried to leave the banks. The ensuing gun battle was a firefight of epic proportions. When the smoke cleared eight men were dead including Grat and Bob Dalton, Bill Power and Dick Broadwell. For the first time ever, the full story of the Dalton Gang's life of crime, culminating in this violent heist, are chronicled in detail--the final act of the Wild West, its last bloody gasp"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250282385
  • ISBN: 1250282381
  • Physical Description: xvii, 267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-253) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Act I: The Daltons. Mayhem in Minnesota -- Midwest manhunt -- Dalton descendants -- "This catastrophic contest" -- The judge and his hangman -- A heroic Dalton death -- They got their man -- Deputy Daltons -- Beyond the law -- Reunion in California -- Act II: The gang. Railroad robbers -- The searchers -- The Wharton train -- "He got me too" -- A dispute with Doolin -- "Cesspool of abominations" -- Red Rock robbery -- Two hundred shots -- Act III: The lawmen. A king's ransom -- The Danish deputy -- A Dodge City man -- Closing in -- Act IV: The shoot-out. A town in its time -- "The last tick" -- "A flash of lightning" -- Bloody work begins -- Saying their prayers -- "Death alley" -- A ghastly scene -- Act V: The desperadoes. Broken brother -- Lead flies in Ingalls -- Mode badges than bandits -- A doomed Dalton -- End of their days -- The last desperadoes -- Epilogue.
Subject: Dalton Gang.
Dalton family.
Outlaws > West (U.S.) > Biography.
Outlaws > Kansas > Coffeyville > History > 19th century.
West (U.S.) > History > 1890-1945.
West (U.S.) > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 2 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults 978 CLA Nonfiction (Text) 34001001450590 Adult Area New On Holds Shelf -
Martin Library Adults 978 CLA Life Times (Text) 33454005979364 Atrium Checked Out 12/27/2023
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