Outlaw Tales of Oklahoma: True Stories of the Sooner State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats
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Outlaw Tales of Oklahoma: True Stories of the Sooner State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats

by Robert Barr Smith
     
 

Meet Oklahoma's Wild Ones
 

From Muskogee to Ingalls, Tulsa to Tahlequah, the frontier towns of Oklahoma were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Ned Christie resisted arrest by holing up in his makeshift log fortress. Henry Starr’s long bank robbing career took him all the way from the old West to the age

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Meet Oklahoma's Wild Ones
 

From Muskogee to Ingalls, Tulsa to Tahlequah, the frontier towns of Oklahoma were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Ned Christie resisted arrest by holing up in his makeshift log fortress. Henry Starr’s long bank robbing career took him all the way from the old West to the age of automobiles. And inept crook Elmer McCurdy, after a train holdup gone wrong, finally found work that suited him—as a dummy on display in a wax museum.
 
From The Doolin and Dalton Gang to Belle Starr, Bud Coe to the Verdigris Kid, read about the most notorious desperados in the history of the Sooner State. Through these astonishing true stories, Outlaw Tales of Oklahoma introduces you to a state you thought you knew—and a West wilder than you’ve ever imagined.

Editorial Reviews

Although the subtitle casts a bright light on the Sooner State's darkest corners, it only barely reflects the extent of Oklahoma mayhem described by author Robert Barr Smith. Outlaw Tales of Oklahoma features a despicable but enthralling assortment of cattle rustlers, killers, train robbers, crooked sheriffs, and lowlife con men. An absorbing history of recidivist reprobates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762743414
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Series:
Outlaw Tales Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Barr Smith is a law professor at the University of Oklahoma and a retired colonel, U.S. Army. He is the author of four books and nearly 100 articles of western and military history. A senior parachutist, he served in Vietnam, Germany, and all across the United States. He is a frequent lecturer on the West.

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