Jesse James

Jesse James

Last Rebel of the Civil War

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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 (

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.

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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.

Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002
ISBN: 9780375405839
Branch Call Number: BIO James, J 2002
Characteristics: xiii, 510 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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Jun 09, 2016

probably the best book on the famous outlaw.

Apr 30, 2015

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Jesse James Last Rebel of Civil War
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Jesse James was a famous outlaw and as with all kinds of fame myths are bound to be created. Sometimes its tough to tell the difference between truth and tales. This book however did it perfectly. This the tells the completely true and very brutal story of the famous outlaw. No gory or horrible detail is skipped and it provides possible thought process behind his actions as well. I originally read this book for history class and I expected a boring drudgery of facts but instead I got a novel like non fiction book that was extremely interesting. This book of course tells the story of Jesse James from his childhood to his death. This include his time before the civil war and a good explanation to why he became a rebel. This also includes his rise to fame explained with great detail. Overall due to detail and well written and interesting facts i fate this book 5 stars out of 5.


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