YOUNG BROTHERS MASSACRE

Author: Barrett (Paul W.) & Barrett (Mary H.)
Year: 1991
Publisher: Univ. of Missouri Press
Edition Details: 2nd Printing
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 0826206506
Price: 10.00
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Softcover. 2nd printing. On January 2, 1932, near Springfield, Missouri, 10 poorly armed law enforcement officers set out to arrest 2 local farm boys for auto theft. A few minutes later, 6 of the officers lay dead and 3 were wounded, setting a record that still stands for the greatest number of police officers killed in one incident in the history of the United States. This is the story of how it happened and of the unlikely people whose lives were forever changed. The 2 killers, Jennings and Harry Young, were from a peaceful, tiny community named Brookline in central Greene County, Missouri. The "massacre" itself took place at the quiet, orderly farm home of the J.D. Young family. The authors trace the personalities of those involved in the incident, describe the events of the fateful day, and examine the aftermath of the killings, detailing what was called "the greatest man hunt in the history of Texas," which culminated in the brothers' deaths in Houston. Illus. + Notes. 149pp. softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers.

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