Assassination Of Jesse James

Mass Market Paperback | August 28, 2007

byRon Hansen

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Jesse James was a fabled outlaw, a charismatic, spiritual, larger-than-life bad man whose bloody exploits captured the imagination and admiration of a nation hungry for antiheroes. Robert Ford was a young upstart nobody torn between dedicated worship and murderous jealousy, the "dirty little coward" who coveted Jesse's legend. The powerful, strange, and unforgettable story of their interweaving paths—and twin destinies that would collide in a rain of blood and betrayal—is a story of America in all her rough, conflicted glory and the myths that made her.

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Jesse James was a fabled outlaw, a charismatic, spiritual, larger-than-life bad man whose bloody exploits captured the imagination and admiration of a nation hungry for antiheroes. Robert Ford was a young upstart nobody torn between dedicated worship and murderous jealousy, the "dirty little coward" who coveted Jesse's legend. The powe...

Ron Hansen is the bestselling author of the novel Atticus (a finalist for the National Book Award), Hitler's Niece, Mariette in Ecstasy, Desperadoes, and Isn't It Romantic?, as well as a collection of short stories, a collection of essays, and a book for children. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a finalis...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1 inPublished:August 28, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061129011

ISBN - 13:9780061129018

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspendibility Intense! I am a new apprentice to reading and decided to pick up this book. After viewing many advertisments for the new motion picture, which I have not yet seen, was increasingly more intrigued by the history of this story. Although the chapters are conscientiously long for a new reader of my preferrence, and some words more sophisticated than I could decipher, it then prompted me to also purchase a new world dictionary! This book was absolutely wonderful, I still find my self informing others on this honourable memoir.
Date published: 2008-06-18

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