The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

By Ron Hansen

From critically acclaimed author Ron Hansen comes a breathtaking recreation of the American West-a riveting retelling of the life of its most famous outlaw, Jesse James, and his ignoble death at the hands of the “dirty little coward” who coveted James’s legend. It is a stunning portrait of two men-James, a charismatic, spiritual, larger-than-life badman whose bloody exploits captured the imagination and admiration of a nation hungry for antiheroes; and Robert Ford, a young upstart nobody torn between dedicated worship and murderous jealously. Powerful, strange, and unforgettable, it is a story of America in all her rough, conflicted glory-and of the myths that made her.

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Jesse James was a fabled outlaw, a charismatic, spiritual, larger-than-life bad man whose bloody exploits captured the imagination and admiration of a nation hungry for antiheroes. Robert Ford was a young upstart torn between dedicated worship and murderous jealousy, the “dirty little coward” who coveted Jesse’s legend. The powerful, strange, and unforgettable story of their interweaving paths—and twin destinies that would collide in a rain of blood and betrayal—is a story of America in all her rough, conflicted glory and the myths that made her.

 

Category: Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction sku: 9780061120190

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Weight 8.8 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × .5 × 8 in
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