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The Last Ride of the James–Younger Gang by Sean McLachlan
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Jan 19, 2013

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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-Younger Gang." Wild West and crime enthusiasts will enjoy this well-illustrated history of a robbery gone horribly wrong. Recommended.

Mike O. / Marathon County Public Library
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