Baker & Taylor A provocative reassessment of the legendary American outlaw chronicles the life and times of Jesse James, from his youth in a fiercely pro-slavery Missouri, to his teenage years fighting alongside Confederate guerrillas, to his alliance with other ex-Confederates to gain political power, to his criminal career. 30,000 first printing.
Book News Stiles has had articles and essays about American history published in the Smithsonian magazine, the Los Angeles Times and the Denver Post . A native of Minnesota, he lives in Northfield, site of the annihilation of the James-Younger gang in 1876. Stiles' detailed, academic text reveals much about Jesse James and his associates and the period of American history in which they lived. The book includes 16 pages of photographs and six maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Blackwell North Amer Traditionally, Jesse James has been portrayed as a Wild West bandit, a Robin Hood of sorts. But in this meticulously researched, vividly written account of his life, he emerges as far more complicated. Raised in a fiercely pro-slavery atmosphere in bitterly divided Missouri, he began at sixteen to fight alongside some of the most savage Confederate guerrillas. When the Civil War ended, his violent path led him into the brutal conflicts of Reconstruction.
Baker & Taylor A reassessment of the legendary American outlaw chronicles the life of Jesse James, from his youth in Missouri, to his teenage years fighting alongside Confederate guerrillas, to his criminal career.