Outlaw Tales of Missouri True Stories of the Show Me State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats (Paperback)
|Author: Sean McLachlan|
|A refreshing new perspective on some of the most infamous reprobates of the Midwest.|
From the Publisher:
When it comes to crime, Missourians never did anything by half measures. Instead of an ordinary shootout with police, Missouri was the scene of one of the deadliest days in police history. Not content with simply being embroiled in the bloody Civil War, Missouri plunged into a bitter guerrilla conflict that started seven years earlier and ended two decades later. The average everyday gunman wasn't good enough for Missouri; it had to produce Jesse James and Cole Younger. It's no wonder that in the nineteenth century Missouri was dubbed the ?Outlaw State.?
Here are a dozen tales of Missouri's most famous criminals, and some not so famous-a handful of portraits, warts and all, of some of the most daring and despicable Missourians who ever lived.