The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Paperback)

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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 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.

Praise For…

“Hansen has turned low history into high art. This is a terrific book.”

“Here is THE James book . . . Put Hansen on your bedside table.”
-Richmond News-Leader

“This book is a wonderful achievement.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

“One of our finest stylists of American historical fiction.”
-Christian Science Monitor

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061120190
ISBN-10: 0061120197
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: September 1st, 2007
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: P.S.

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