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The Last Ride of the James-Younger Gang & Jesse James & the Northfield Raid 1876

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It was the beginning of the end for the James gang. In the past ten years Frank and Jesse James had gone from unknown ex-Confederate guerrillas to the most famous outlaws in the world. A string of daring robberies of banks, trains, and stagecoaches had brought them fame, admiration, hatred, and a surprisingly small amount of wealth. In 1876 they planned their most daring r ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Osprey Publishing (first published January 1st 2012)
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The most famous bank robbery in American history took place on September 7, 1876, when a gang led by Jesse James and Cole Younger tried to rob the First National Bank in Northfield, Minnesota. Expecting to net thousands of dollars, the eight-man gang ran into a hornet's nest of enraged local citizens who killed three of the gang and wounded four of the five remaining desperadoes. The story of that fateful robbery is retold in Sean McLachlan's short but exciting book "The Last Ride of the James-Y

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The is a well done book in the standard Osprey "Raid" series of the Northfield Bank Robbery. There is good background material, coverage of the robbery and the aftermath. This would be a great book for a wargame scenario. marked it as to-read
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Sean McLachlan is a former archaeologist who worked for many years on excavations in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Now a full-time writer, he specializes in history and adventure travel. In 2013 he won the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for his Iraq reportage.

He's the author of numerous history books and A FINE LIKENESS, a historical novel with a dash of paranormal set in
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