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Jesse James

Author : T J Stiles
ISBN : 9781407074719
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At sixteen, Jesse James began his fighting career by killing Unionist neighbours on their doorsteps. In the bloodshed and bitterness that followed the South's surrender at Appomattox, Jesse and his fellow guerillas, with their gunfights and hold-ups, became part of the intensely brutal struggle by the White South against the racial egalitarianism and Federal power fostered by Reconstruction. In the first serious biography of Jesse James in forty years, T. J. Stiles paints a strikingly new and vivid portrait of the period before the American Civil War, during the conflict and its aftermath. With groundbreaking scholarship and dazzling reinterpretation, T. J. Stiles has refashioned one of the great legends of American history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jesse James And The Movies

Author : Johnny D. Boggs
ISBN : 9780786484966
Genre : Performing Arts
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This illustrated filmography analyzes the plots and players of the more than forty motion pictures about the legendary Missouri outlaw Jesse James (1847–1882), from the silent era to the 21st century. Among the films and actors covered are Jesse James (1939) with Tyrone Power, Kansas Raiders (1950) with Audie Murphy, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) with Robert Duvall, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) with Brad Pitt. Each evaluation compares Hollywood’s version of history to the hard facts. A brief biography of the outlaw provides an overview of his life and career. Also examined are European films, made-for-television movies and continuing TV series that have featured episodes involving Jesse James.
Category: Performing Arts

Jesse James

Author : Adam Woog
ISBN : 9781604135985
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles the outlaw who, with his brother Frank, led a gang of bank and train robbers from the late 1860's through the 1870's.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jesse James

Author : J. Dennis Robinson
ISBN : 0756521041
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the life of Jesse James, who went from guerrilla fighter for the Confederates during the Civil War to one of the most famous bank and train robbers in United States history.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

American Outlaw

Author : Jesse James
ISBN : 9781451627886
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The New York Times bestselling self-portrait of a flawed but determined Jesse James: rebel, outlaw, gearhead, artist, entrepreneur, lost son, and fiercely committed father. Jesse James is everything you imagined him to be—and more than you ever expected. He has led a violent life. He’s survived lower depths, faced harder times, and beaten down more private demons than most—and lived to tell his story with honesty, introspection, and humility. He’s tough as nails and riding hard through life, with plenty of wisdom to share about taking a hit and coming back up. In American Outlaw, Jesse reveals all: from his volatile upbringing and troubled relationship with his father to his wild days of car thieving and juvenile detention; from knocking heads as a rock ’n’ roll bodyguard to his destructive drinking and barroom brawling; from building an empire from the ground up to marriages marked with both happiness and gut-wrenching pain; from living inside the hottest level of paparazzi hell to rehab and making peace with his past.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jesse James And The Civil War In Missouri

Author : Robert L. Dyer
ISBN : 9780826273116
Genre : History
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The Civil War in Missouri was a time of great confusion, violence, and destruction. Although several major battles were fought in the state between Confederate and Union forces, much of the fighting in Missouri was an ugly form of terrorism carried out by loose bands of Missouri guerrillas, by Kansas "Jayhawkers," or by marauding patrols of Union soldiers. This irregular warfare provided a training ground for people like Jesse and Frank James who, after the war, used their newly learned skills to form an outlaw band that ultimately became known all over the world. Jesse James and the Civil War in Missouri discusses the underlying causes of the Civil War as they relate to Missouri and reveals how the war helped create both the legend and the reality of Jesse James and his gang. Written in an accessible style, this valuable little book will be welcomed by anyone with an interest in the Civil War, the legend of Jesse James, or Missouri history.
Category: History

Jesse James

Author : John F. Wukovits
ISBN : 0791038769
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Discusses the life of Jesse James, from his beginnings as a teenage guerrilla soldier for the Confederates, through his career as a robber with the James-Younger gang, to his murder at the hands of a former gang member.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Jesse James

Author : Kathleen Collins
ISBN : 0823941841
Genre : History
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A biography of Jesse James, who became an outlaw during the Civil War and formed his own gang of robbers and murderers with his brother, Frank, in 1866.
Category: History

Jesse James Was His Name

Author : William A. Settle
ISBN : 0803258607
Genre : History
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"Jesse James," said Carl Sandburg, "is the only American bandit who is classical, who is to this country what Robin Hood or Dick Turpin is to England, whose exploits are so close to the mythical and apocryphal." For this definitive study no significant source of information concerning Jesse James and his brother Frank has been neglected, and from it emerges resolution of the debated point: "Were the Jameses common criminals or gallant Robin Hoods?"
Category: History

Jesse James

Author : Frank Triplett
ISBN : 9781626362314
Genre : History
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The first definitive biography of the notorious Wild West desperado; an illustrated, authentic reproduction of the rare 1882 edition. There are few outlaws who were as iconic in the ruthless American West as Jesse James. A guerilla during the Civil War, he partnered with his brother, Frank, on a criminal career that lasted more than a decade, corralling numerous gangs into bank hold-ups, stagecoach hijackings, and train raids. Detailing every one of the robberies and acts of violence James and his gang perpetrated, this unique biography, written just seven weeks after his assassination, was a sensation upon its initial publication. Authorized by James’s wife as well as his mother, it’s the first and only account that puts you in the front row of the life and crimes of this legendary outlaw. Jesse James is an essential piece of Western literature—both an important historical document of the era, and one hell of a wild story.
Category: History