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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Recounts the thrilling life of Jesse James, Frank James, the Younger brothers, and the most famous bank robbery of all time--the Northfield raid--which led to a two-week chase ending with the bloody final shootout on the Watonwan River.
Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780062201515
Characteristics: 464 p. (large print) : ill., ports. ; 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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