Bad Blood

The Families Who Made the West Wild

Book Description

This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West’s most egregiously bad family-based gangs caught in the act of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, includes famous names like the James brothers and lesser known families just as the Deautremonts, the Newtons, and many more. The book will include archival illustrations and photographs of the shady characters and the scenes of their crimes. 

About Smith, Col. Robert Barr,

 Robert Barr Smith is a law professor at the University of Oklahoma and a retired colonel, U.S. Army. He is the author of four books and nearly 100 articles of western and military history. A senior parachutist, he served in Vietnam, Germany, and all across the United States. He is a frequent lecturer on the West.