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Ed and Alonzo Maxwell, a pair of petty burglars and horse thieves, shot their way into history in 1881 on the streets of Durand, Wisconsin. As an act of revenge for the loss of Alonzo¿s beloved teenaged wife, they gunned down two lawmen during a savage gunfight. The killings on those quiet streets that night stirred up something ominous in the area¿s citizens.
This sparked Wisconsin¿s largest manhunt. The Maxwells terrorized the Midwest as they eluded capture. Three months later they cemented their place in infamy by killing another sheriff and wounding two deputies during a brazen daylight gunfight near Hardin, Illinois. Another shootout with the law and Ed¿s capture at Grand Island, Nebraska set the stage for a dramatic finale.
Their brotherly bond and Alonzo¿s love for his young wife kept newspaper readers across many states riveted for more news of their daring exploits until their surprising ends.
No other desperados in American history have killed as many lawmen. Jesse James, Billy the Kid, John Wesley Hardin, the Daltons, and other ¿bad guys¿ pale in this respect to the Maxwell brothers.
This is the first book to chronicle the saga of these two desperados. Find out why the fascinating story of the Maxwells has been shrouded in misinformation until now.