Stephen King

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The Bradley Gang Character Analysis

A group of Depression-era outlaws who arrive in Derry in 1929 to hide out from the FBI. They are gunned down by members of the Derry community on Canal Street in the middle of the afternoon, while arriving at Machen’s Sporting Goods store to pick up a shipment of ammunition. Mike Hanlon recalls seven members of the Bradley Gang, though Norbert Keene, who was alive during the ambush, recalls eight members. The gang consists of its leader, Al Bradley, and his brother, George. They rob six or seven banks in the Midwest and kidnap a banker for a ransom of thirty thousand dollars before deciding to kill the banker anyway. The other gang members are the brothers Joe and Cal Conklin, Arthur “Creeping Jesus” Malloy, handsome Patrick Caudy, George’s common-law wife, Kitty Donahue, and Caudy’s on-and-off again girlfriend, Marie Hauser.
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The Bradley Gang Character Timeline in It

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Derry: The Third Interlude
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Mike Hanlon recalls the incident with the Bradley Gang , which occurs thirteen months before the burning of the Black Spot, in October 1929.... (full context)
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The Bradley Gang lays low for a while, then decides that they want to go hunting. They are... (full context)
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...going to be a shooting. Things remain quiet for a while, then, around 2:25 PM, the Bradley Gang ’s cars arrive. Al Bradley, the leader of the gang, suspects something is up and... (full context)