- Paperback: 239 pages
- Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing (June 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 158182386X
- ISBN-13: 978-1581823868
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,408,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Outgunned!: True Stories of Citizens Who Stood Up to Outlaws-And Won Paperback – June 1, 2004
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About the Author
ROBERT A. WATERS is the author of The Best Defense: True Stories of Intended Victims Who Defended Themselves with a Firearm and Guns Save Lives: True Stories of Americans Defending Their Lives with Firearms. He lives in Ocala, Florida. JOHN T. WATERS JR. has worked in law enforcement and for the Internal Revenue Service and is currently employed as a counselor in Ocala, Florida.
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I was expecting more stories of people who had defended themselves with a firearm, but this book doesn't really cover that subject. This book is about people who banded together to defend their communities against outlaws. It is not about personal protection.
Most of the stories are about bank robberies and how the local citizenry thwarted them. The most recent event covered in this book occurred in the 1930's. This is primarily a history book.
Although the book could have been edited better, Mr. Waters has done his research well, and he gives a good accounting of each of the covered events. If you are looking for this sort of thing, you will enjoy this book. I was looking for something else.
WARNING: Once you start reading this book you will not be able to put it down!!!
The stories in OUTGUNNED are a combination of well-known failed robberies and little-known bungled attempts. Exploits by famous outlaws - Jesse James, the Daltons, Pretty Boy Floyd - are intermixed with those of robbery rejects like Adam Richetti. There really isn't any rhyme or reason to the order of the different chapters. Chronologically you jump back and forth from events circa 1915 to 1897 to 1938. And, if the thread that holds the stories together is bank robberies, why then is a chapter devoted to Tom Horn who was a killer but never a bank robber?
All in all, a somewhat interesting but still optional choice.
Mr. Waters and his brother, John, have obviously spent much time in the research of data involving gangsters from the midwest to the great southwest. Some are well-known, and some are not. Toward the end of the nineteenth century up through the early twentieth century, all kinds of marauding gangs were running rampant throughout these territories. In the latter days of the westward expansion, settlement, and development, law and peace were not always easy to maintain. It was simple for hoodlums to hit a bank or post office, and quickly disappear into the wilds of Texas or Indian territory.
From Jesse James and his loosely knit group to John Dillinger, and the flamboyant members of the Mob in Chicago, these thugs carved their way into the minds of Americans, and some are still remembered. These people and events are described by Mr. Waters in graphic details that abound on every page through thirteen chapters. At times, by pointless mistakes made, the outlaws were brought to the dust by their intended victims. The bravery of these ordinary citizens was amazing!
There are those in America who will argue that Robert Waters advocates self-protection with the use of firearms or other weaponry, and that it is politically or religiously incorrect. Their problem may be getting invaded without a chance. I have read this study for its substance, not specific technicality, and am satisfied that Mr. Waters and his brother have written a fine piece that will hold the interest. What was the actual ignoble ending of Butch and Sundance, along with some of their disciples? Read this book!