An Evening with Tom Clavin, Author of "The Last Outlaws"

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The Last Outlaws by Tom Clavin is the thrilling true story of the last of the great gang of outlaws. The Dalton Gang consisted of four brothers and their rotating cast of accomplices who saw themselves as descended from the legendary James Gang. They soon became legends themselves, beginning their career as common horse thieves, before graduating to robbing banks and trains. Join us for a talk with the author on November 15 at 6 p.m. at the Watkins Museum of History to learn more about the Dalton Gang and the process of researching and writing this historical deep dive into their activity. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to attend. Sign up here!


About the Author

Tom Clavin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His books include the bestselling Frontier Lawmen trilogy—Wild Bill, Dodge City, and Tombstone—and Blood and Treasure with Bob Drury. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY.


About the Book

The Last Outlaws is the thrilling true story of the last of the great gang of outlaws. The Dalton Gang consisted of four brothers and their rotating cast of accomplices who saw themselves as descended from the legendary James Gang. They soon became legends themselves, beginning their career as common horse thieves, before graduating to robbing banks and trains.

On October 5, 1892, the Dalton Gang attempted the most brazen heist of that era: robbing two banks in broad daylight in Coffeyville, Kansas, simultaneously. The gang was made up of Grat, Bob and Emmett Dalton; Bill Power and Dick Broadwell. As the gang crossed the plaza to enter the two banks, the Daltons were recognized by townspeople, who raised the alarm. Citizens armed themselves with weapons from nearby hardware stores and were ready for the gang when they tried to leave the banks. The ensuing gun battle was a firefight of epic proportions. When the smoke cleared eight men were dead including Grat and Bob Dalton, Bill Power and Dick Broadwell.

For the first time ever, the full story of the Dalton Gang's life of crime, culminating in this violent heist, are chronicled in detail—the final act of the Wild West, its last bloody gasp.


Event date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Watkins Museum of History
1047 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
The Last Outlaws: The Desperate Final Days of the Dalton Gang By Tom Clavin Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250282385
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 7th, 2023

The definitive account of the Dalton Gang and the most brazen bank heist in history, by the multiple New York Times bestselling author.