Captain Jack and the Dalton Gang

John J. Kinney

Editore: University Press of Kansas, 2005
ISBN 10: 070061415X / ISBN 13: 9780700614158
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Furnishing a fascinating glimpse of America's westward expansion, a lively portrait of Captain Jack Kinney, the chief detective of the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad, describes his violent 1892 confrontation with the Dalton Gang in the small town of Adair in the Indian Territory and details his exploits as a Texas Ranger and U.S. deputy marshal. Simultaneous. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Codice inventario libreria

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Riassunto: Early evening, July 14, 1892: a train carrying a heavily armed posse chugs slowly into the small town of Adair in the Indian Territory. Seven or eight rough-looking men—the notorious Dalton Gang—have already taken over the depot. Peering at a watch just stolen from the station agent, they are reassured that the train is on time and nothing is amiss. But only moments later, hundreds of gunshots shatter the air, an innocent bystander is killed, and at least three of the posse are wounded, before the Daltons break into the train's express car and rob the safe.

Harking back to an era of desperados and lawmen, during the heyday of train robberies, this book chronicles the tale of Captain John Kinney-chief detective for the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas ("Katy") Railroad-and his confrontation with the Dalton gang. Contemporary accounts of the forty-minute battle at Adair vary widely, some praising the posse's courage, others accusing them of cowardice. Historians, however, all agree that this was the first time the Daltons encountered any organized armed resistance.

John J. Kinney, Jr., great-grandson of Captain Jack, grew up with tales of Captain Jack and the Daltons and set out to uncover the truth. Searching old journals and newspaper accounts for details of Captain Jack's life and facts about the Daltons, he has pieced together a totally captivating story of outlaws, lawmen, and the search for ancestral roots. Captain Jack's exploits were by no means confined to that one day in July. He was also the chief detective for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, a Texas Ranger, and a U.S. deputy marshal affiliated with "Hanging Judge" Isaac Parker's court.

Kinney fleshes out all of Jack's exploits with engaging and insightful detail. He tells the life story of this unsung hero, breathes life back into a bygone and colorful era, and offers a unique perspective on America's westward growth. Along the way, he peeks into such curious topics as the significance of Crandall hammers in American history, the unexpected connection between Ben Franklin and the Daltons, and the giant spiders of Hermosillo, Mexico.

While some figures like the Daltons flash through history like comets, others seem to be lost in their light. This book rescues one such figure and secures for Captain Jack Kinney his rightful place in the annals of the American West.

From the Back Cover: "More than a biography of an interesting man, this is a marvelous series of snapshots of America's westward growth and the coming-of-age of a great nation. It is a wonderful read, and should appeal to anybody with an ounce of curiosity about and affection for a vital, exciting, and now-vanished time. It's the sort of prose--urbane, literate, and smooth--that you'd like to read aloud, and that style adds immeasurably to the book's appeal."--Robert Barr Smith, author of Last Hurrah of the James-Younger Gang and Daltons!

"Written in a sprightly fashion with flashes of humor and, as a bonus, a wealth of fascinating background material on the late-nineteenth century. . . . A fine addition to the genre."--Robert DeArment, author of Deadly Dozen: Twelve Forgotten Gunfighters of the Old West

"A fascinating story of the author's search for his roots and of the life and times of Captain 'Jack' Kinney. It is fine Americana with the color and flavor of the Old West including the likes of the Dalton gang, Al Jennings, and other western legends."--David Dary, author of The Oregon Trail, The Santa Fe Trail, and Cowboy Culture

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Titolo: Captain Jack and the Dalton Gang
Casa editrice: University Press of Kansas
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Legatura: Paperback
Condizione libro: New

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Descrizione libro University Press of Kansas, United States, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Early evening, July 14, 1892: a train carrying a heavily armed posse chugs slowly into the small town of Adair in the Indian Territory. Seven or eight rough-looking men - the notorious Dalton Gang - have already taken over the depot. Peering at a watch just stolen from the station agent, they are reassured that the train is on time and nothing is amiss. But only moments later, hundreds of gunshots shatter the air, an innocent bystander is killed, and at least three of the posse are wounded, before the Daltons break into the train s express car and rob the safe. Harking back to an era of desperados and lawmen, during the heyday of train robberies, this book chronicles the tale of Captain John Kinney - chief detective for the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas ( Katy ) Railroad - and his confrontation with the Dalton gang. Contemporary accounts of the forty-minute battle at Adair vary widely, some praising the posse s courage, others accusing them of cowardice. Historians, however, all agree that this was the first time the Daltons encountered any organized armed resistance. John J. Kinney, Jr., great-grandson of Captain Jack, grew up with tales of Captain Jack and the Daltons and set out to uncover the truth. Searching old journals and newspaper accounts for details of Captain Jack s life and facts about the Daltons, he has pieced together a totally captivating story of outlaws, lawmen, and the search for ancestral roots. Captain Jack s exploits were by no means confined to that one day in July. He was also the chief detective for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, a Texas Ranger, and a U.S. deputy marshal affiliated with Hanging Judge Isaac Parker s court. Kinney fleshes out all of Jack s exploits with engaging and insightful detail. He tells the life story of this unsung hero, breathes life back into a bygone and colorful era, and offers a unique perspective on America s westward growth. Along the way, he peeks into such curious topics as the significance of Crandall hammers in American history, the unexpected connection between Ben Franklin and the Daltons, and the giant spiders of Hermosillo, Mexico. While some figures like the Daltons flash through history like comets, others seem to be lost in their light. This book rescues one such figure and secures for Captain Jack Kinney his rightful place in the annals of the American West. Codice libro della libreria FLT9780700614158

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