From the Back Cover:


by Robert Barr Smith

In October, 1892, the notorious Dalton gang concluded their days fo outlawry at Coffeville, Kansas, with a bold attempt to rob two banks at once in broad daylight The raiders--Bob, Grat, and Emmett Dalton, Bill Posers, and Dick Broadwell--were noting more than common hoodlums, says author Robert Barr Smith. The real heroes of the day were the townspeople, who spontaneously turned out in haste and in force to dispatch the outlaws in a bloody downtown shoot-out. Smith sorts out the truth from the legends and suggest answers to some of the perplexing questions about the Coffeyville fight--including whether or not there was a sixth man who got away. In addition, Smith recounts the violent aftermath of the fight; the trial and later life of Emmett Dalton, the only outlaw to survive the raid; and the bloody ends of the Dalton gang's successors, Bill Doolin and Bill Dalton.

"This is undoubtedly the best, most reasoned, and comprehensive account of the Coffeyville raid yet written." --Robert K. DeArment

"A truly outstanding book on the subject." --Fred Eghoff, Booklist

"Another book about the Dalton Gang? Yes, and one of the best. [Daltons![ is an exceptionally well-researched and exciting account6 of the Gang's notorious raid on two banks in Coffeyville, Kan., on October 5, 1892." --Coffeville Journal


Robert Barr Smith, retired Colonel, United States Army, is Professor of Law, Director of Legal Research and Writing, and Adjunct Professor of Military Science at the University of Oklahoma.



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