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By Paul Iselin Wellman

ISBN-10: 0803297092

ISBN-13: 9780803297098

The prepared gangs of robbers and killers who roamed the Midwest and Southwest from the 1860s to the Nineteen Thirties went to an analogous college and have been succored through each one other's notoriety. So Paul I. Wellman makes a case for "the contagious nature of crime." William Quantrill and his guerrillas validated a legal culture that used to be to hyperlink the James, Dalton, Doolin, Jennings, and prepare dinner gangs; Belle and Henry Starr; lovely Boy Floyd; and others in "a lengthy and crooked educate of unbroken own connections."

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Twentieth-Century Western Writers; Paul I. Wellman, A Dynasty of Western Outlaws (Garden City, N. , 1961), passim. 7. Glenn Shirley, Belle Starr and Her Times: The Literature, the Facts, and the Legends (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1982); West of Hell's Fringe: Crime, Criminals, and the Federal Peace Officer in Oklahoma Territory, 1889-1907 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1978), pp. 266-70 and passim; Richard S. Brownlee, Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy: Guerrilla War in the West (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1958); Don R.

Two FBI men, Vetterli and Lackey, are badly hit. The other FBI man, Smith, by some miracle is not wounded. The machine gunners leap into a car and whirl away out of sight. The crime which is known as the Kansas City Union Station Massacre has been committed. Between those two massacres exist some strange and sinister parallels. The motives and execution of the later crime were of the same cold-blooded ferocity as the first. Its leader was another dandy who was vain of his looks, a merciless killer, and greedy for publicityCharles (Pretty Boy) Floyd.

But as the charge thundered toward the silent fence with its concealing bushes, a surprise volley belched out flame and smoke, and emptied fifteen saddles. Kehoe retreated. Calmly, Quantrill had his men round up the horses of the fallen enemy and secure all arms and ammunition. Of the fifteen who were dropped when Kehoe was repelled, nine were dead. For a few minutes there was a long-range exchange of fire, in which each side lost a man or two. But Quantrill could see his foe being heavily reinforced.

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