Jesse James

Last Rebel of the Civil War
Product Number: EB00171421
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307773371
Publisher: Vintage
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In this brilliant biography T. J. Stiles offers a new understanding of the legendary outlaw Jesse James. Although he has often been portrayed as a Robin Hood of the old west, in this ground-breaking work Stiles places James within the context of the bloody conflicts of the Civil War to reveal a much more complicated and significant figure. Raised in a fiercely pro-slavery household in bitterly divided Misssouri, at age sixteen James became a bushwhacker, one of the savage Confederate guerrillas that terrorized the border states. After the end of the war, James continued his campaign of robbery and murder into the brutal era of reconstruction, when his reckless daring, his partisan pronouncements, and his alliance with the sympathetic editor John Newman Edwards placed him squarely at the forefront of the former Confederates' bid to recapture political power. With meticulous research and vivid accounts of the dramatic adventures of the famous gunman, T. J. Stiles shows how he resembles not the apolitical hero of legend, but rather a figure ready to use violence to command attention for a political cause-in many ways, a forerunner of the modern terrorist.

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Author(s): T.J. Stiles
Original Publish Date: Oct 27, 2010

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Author(s): T.J. Stiles
Product Number BN15296
Released: Oct 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781978689220

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