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Jesse James: Legendary Outlaw

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Traces the life of the renowned bandit, from his childhood in Missouri, through his years as guerrilla fighter and outlaw, exploring the development of his legend and the romanticization of his illegal deeds.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Enslow Publishers
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Jonas Plank
Mar 06, 2015 Jonas Plank rated it liked it
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Jesse James, a legendary outlaw had tough childhood. First, he grew up during the time when there was the Civil War. The James family owned slaves and therefore were confederates. Another reason Jesse James had a hard childhood is that he saw things he shouldn't have seen in his age. "Thus, a whole generation of children on the Kansas-Missouri border grew up seeing brutality and death"(Bruns 16). Overall, Jesse James has a tough time growing up.

Jesse James and the guerrillas ha
Neel Daswani
Nov 14, 2014 Neel Daswani rated it it was amazing
Jesse James is nonfictional book. In this book the all mighty Jesse James goes and robs a bank and many other awsome stuff. Jesse James was also considered the first succesful person to rob a bank in United states. No one ever dared to commit to rob a bank is the 18s. Jesse James robed the bank in 1866 and there are rumors that he was alone. Others say that people were armed with him. This was also during the civil war.

The reason I chosed this book is because this book talks about a bank robbery
Sep 01, 2012 Sara rated it liked it
I read this book, even though a children's book, because I was looking for information on the Dalton Gang. I am a brand-new docent at the Autry National Center's Museum of the American West, and as part of class I was doing a gallery tour that included a photo of the Dalton Gang.
I found it interesting and not too much detail, but not really glossing over anything either. I have now read 2 books in this series (Historical American Biographies), and would read more given the opportunity
Jan 16, 2013 Zak added it
it was really fun to read about jesse james. its cool that he rubbed a bank so close to cannon falls. he rubbed the bank of northfield. i knew somewhat about him but not a lot. he had a few brothers. that i didnt know about. and a lot of other stuff but i cant really rememberer because i read it over Christmas.
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Roger Bruns (b. 1941) is an author and the former deputy director for the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States.
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