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Tom Clavin The Last Outlaws: The Desperate Final Days of the Dalton Gang

Tom Clavin

author of "The Last Outlaws: The Desperate Final Days of the Dalton Gang"
Michael Carter

Michael Carter


Tom Clavin, author of "The Last Outlaws: The Desperate Final Days of the Dalton Gang"

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TOM CLAVIN is a bestselling author of 18 nonfiction books on American and military

history, sports, and entertainment. He previously worked as a newspaper editor and writer, including for the New York Times for 15 years, and as a writer for such magazines as Smithsonian and Men’s Journal. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association.

Five of his books have been New York Times best sellers: Dodge City, The Heart of

Everything That Is, Halsey’s Typhoon, The Last Stand of Fox Company, and, most recently, Blood and Treasure. Other recent titles that have received popular and critical acclaim include Tombstone, Valley Forge, Wild Bill, All Blood Runs Red, and Lucky 666.

The Book: "The Last Outlaws: The Desperate Final Days of the Dalton Gang"

ISBN: 1250282381

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The Last Outlaws is a true story of the desperate final days of the Dalton Gang. #1 NY Times Best selling author Tom Clavin brings us to Coffeyville, Kansas, and the Gang of Dalton brothers.

The Last Outlaws is the thrilling true story of the last of one of the greatest outlaw gang. The dreaded Dalton Gang consisted of three brothers and their rotating cast of colorful accomplices who saw themselves as descended from the legendary James brothers. 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 their boldest and bloodiest raid yet: robbing two banks in broad daylight in Coffeyville, Kansas, simultaneously. As Grat, Bob, and Emmett Dalton and Bill Power and Dick Broadwell crossed the plaza to enter the two buildings, the outlaws were recognized by townspeople, who raised the alarm.

Citizens armed themselves with shotguns and six-shooters from nearby hardware stores and were locked and loaded when the thieves emerged from the banks. The ensuing gun battle was a lead-filled firefight of epic proportions. As the smoke cleared, eight men lay dead––including four of the five members of the doomed Dalton Gang. For the first time ever, the full story of the Dalton Gang’s life of crime, culminating in one of the Wild West’s most violent events, are chronicled in detail––a last gruesome gasp of the age of gunfights.

Michael Carter, Co-Host

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