Shot All to Hell

Shot All to Hell

Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape

Large Print - 2013
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The author of "To Hell on a Fast Horse" returns with the thrilling, fast-paced story of the infamous Jesse and Frank James and the Younger brothers, focusing on their most notorious bank robbery and the James boys' daring escape from capture. Gardner goes beyond previous accounts to tell the full, in-depth story of the James-Younger gang's thrilling hold-up.
Publisher: New York :, HarperLuxe,, [2013].
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780062201515
Characteristics: 464 pages (large print) :,illustrations, portraits ;,23 cm.

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May 30, 2014

Not my usual genre. This book was very well researched, many photos from the period, all of the dialogue in quotation is taken from court documents, 1876 newspaper accounts, etc. The author found archived documents that had not been previously noticed. I found it very interesting, a more-or-less factual account of the Northfield, Minnesota, deadly bank heist that put the Younger brothers in jail and in which the James brothers famously got away. He even tells you the colour of the horses they rode. Lots of macabre photos of corpses, might not be appropriate for very young readers.

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May 30, 2014

spacecat thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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