Outlaw KingdomMatt Braun In 1889, Bill Tilghman joined the historic land rush that transformed a raw frontier into Oklahoma Territory. A lawman by trade, he set aside his badge to make his fortune in the boomtowns. Yet Tilghman was called into service once more, on a bold, relentless manhunt that would make his name a legend for all time--in an epic confrontation with outlaw gang leader Bill Doolin.
Matt Braun is a fourth-generation Westerner, steeped in the tradition and lore of the frontier era. His books reflect a heritage rich with the truths of that bygone time. Raised among the Cherokee and Osage tribes, Braun learned their traditions and culture, and their philosophy became the foundation of his own beliefs. Like his ancestors, he has spent most of his life wandering the mountains and plains of the West. His heritage and his contribution to Western literature resulted in his appointment by the Governor of Oklahoma as a Territorial Marshal.Braun is the author of more than forty novels and four nonfiction works, including "Black Fox, "which was made into a CBS miniseries, and "Once Last Town, "which was made into a TNT movie called "You Know My Name. "Western Writers of America awarded Braun the prestigious Golden Spur Award for "The Kincaids. "He is also the recipient of the Cowboy Spirit Award and was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1999.