In the months prior to America's involvement in the First World War there came charging out of the West an organized band of cutthroats dubbed the Poe-Hart Gang. This notorious group of outlaws cut a swath of robbery, murder, and wholesale theft not seen on the frontier since the arrival of the infamous Dalton Brothers. This is the story of that lawless band of renegades and how they made the transition from horse to automobile.
|Publisher:||New Forums Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)|
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This book is the first to be on the Poe/Hart gang of outlaws from just after Oklahoma's statehood. I good book overall, with previously unpublished material. Still R. D. Morgan does not document his material by way of either footnotes or endnotes, some photo's are also hard to see.
Another poor quality book with some material that has nothing to do with the Cookson Hills or the bandits that lived there. Photo's are still of poor quality and author has no documentation such as endnotes to show where he got his material from.
In 'Bad Boys of the Cookson Hills' R.D Morgan chronicled the rise and fall of a notorious Depression era Oklahoma bandit gang. With 'Desperadoes' Morgan takes us a step further back in time--to the World War I era and the Poe-Hart gang, former horse thieves who became one of the first gangs of automotive bank robbers. It's an overdue study of a fascinating period--when both crime and the 'Wild West' entered the 20th Century--a long neglected piece of history. Most outlaw and lawman books center on either the frontier period or the Depression era, leaving a wide gap in between. Morgan successfully bridges that gap here, in a remarkable story of blown banks and cut telephone wires, bloody gun battles and chases with horses and Model T's, told in the colorful but matter-of-fact style of a 1930's detective magazine. It's essential reading for anyone wanting to understand America's bandit days.
Enjoyed reading this tough, no nonsense story of a gang of horse-theives turned auto bank robbers.A bit violent, but fast paced drama keeps the pages turning.Small book but all action, no filler,never boring.