Captain Jack And The Dalton Gang.
John J. Kinney
University Press of Kansas
2501 West 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66049
070061415X $17.95 1-785-864-4155 www.kansaspress.ku.edu
Captain Jack And The Dalton Gang: The Life And Times Of A Railroad Detective by John J. Kinney chronicles the true story of his great-grandfather Jack Kinney, the chief detective for the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad and his armed and violent confrontation with the infamous Dalton gang. Researching old journals and newspaper accounts for details of the controversial forty-minute battle at Adair in the Indian Territory on July 14, 1892 between Captain Jack and his posse with the nine-member outlaw gang known as the Daltons--as well as other exploits in the life and career of the man who also served as the chief detective for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, a Texas Ranger, and a U.S. deputy marshal who worked for "Hanging Judge" Isaac Parker on the lawless American frontier. Captain Jack And The Dalton Gang is a superbly presented, engagingly informative, biographically oriented, rivetingly entertaining story of outlaws and the lawmen who pursued them. Highly recommended reading!
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|Title Annotation:||Captain Jack and the Dalton Gang: The Life and Times of a Railroad Detective|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2005|
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