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Oklahoma's Most Notorious Cases: Machine Gun Kelly Kidnapping, US vs. David Hall, Girl Scout Murders, Karen Silkwood, Sirloin Stockade Murders, OKC Bombing Hardcover – November 18, 2014
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This book will be of interest to people everywhere, but especially in Oklahoma ... reading this well-researched and well written book brought back the real details and true significance of each case. . . . this book provides a great opportunity to see the big picture of each story and how the stories and lawyers became a permanent part of the history of our great state. --Geary Walke, OK County Bar Association BRIEFCASE
This is one of the most thorough, easy to read, substantive, and, yes, finest books on Oklahoma (and Oklahoma City) history that I ve had the pleasure to read . . . Its content is well-chosen. It is easy to read. The book production quality is excellent in all respects . . . NOTORIOUS is a 5-star book. It is a must buy for any lover of Oklahoma City, as well as Oklahoma's history. --Doug Loudenback, DougDawgzBlog (5 Stars)
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Oklahoma has had more than its share of sensational legal battles, but for the first time in one volume, attorney and historian Kent Frates reveals the facts behind six cases that helped shape the history of the stateand the nation. From bloody murders, to political scandal, to acts of domestic terrorism, Oklahoma's Most Notorious Cases captures the stories, the times, and the import of these landmark trials.Covering a time span from 1933 to 2004, Frates begins with the trial of the Machine Gun Kelly Gang for the kidnapping of a prominent oilman and ends with the convictions of Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols for the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City.Populated by a host of stranger-than-fiction charactersa Cherokee outlaw, a bloodthirsty con man, a crooked governor, and a twisted soldier, the stories reveal the cold calculation inherent in the perpetrators and the guts, guile, and tenacity required of the dedicated law enforcement professionals who brought these men and women to justice.Rounding out the six cases profiled: Thee Girl Scout Murders, The Karen Silkwood Case, The Sirloin Stockade Murders, and U.S. vs. David Hallstories of crimes solved and unsolved and all of the turmoil and controversy that comes with such crimes.