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By William Rathmell,Robert K. DeArment

the tale of the 5 Marlow brothers and their tribulations in past due nineteenth-century Texas is the stuff of outdated West legend (and served to motivate the toilet Wayne motion picture, The Sons of Katie Elder). Violent, packed with intrigue, with characters of fantastic heroism and deplorable cowardice, their tale was once first similar through William Rathmell in lifetime of the Marlows, a bit ebook released in 1892, almost immediately after the occasions it defined in younger County, Texas. It informed how Boone, the main reckless of the brothers, shot and killed a well-liked sheriff and escaped, in basic terms to be murdered later by way of bounty hunters. the opposite 4 brothers, arrested as components and jailed, made a bold holiday from confinement yet have been recaptured. as soon as again of their cells, they have been pressured to struggle off a mob cause on lynching them. Later, shackled jointly, the Marlows have been put on wagons through officials overdue at evening, sure for one more city, yet they have been ambushed via indignant electorate. within the ensuing conflict of the brothers have been shot and killed, the opposite seriously wounded, and 3 mob individuals died. The surviving brothers finally have been exonerated, yet participants of the mob that had attacked them have been prosecuted in instances that went all of the strategy to the U.S. best courtroom. the unique 1892 variation and elevated reprint of 1931 are either really scarce. Later writers drew upon Rathmell’s account whilst telling the tale of the Marlows, yet all bills have been slanted sympathetically towards them, given an analogous bias by means of Rathmell. Now Robert ok. DeArment, a famous historian of outlaws and lawmen of the West, has sifted during the facts and provides herein an goal, annotated version of lifetime of the Marlows , which includes large clarifying and corrective footnotes and an index. Now the full tale might be advised and readers can pass judgement on for themselves: have been the Marlows as law-abiding as Rathmell claims? Or used to be the mob reacting with justified anger?

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