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Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War

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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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Traditionally, Jesse James has been portrayed as a Wild West bandit--a Robin Hood of sorts--but in this meticulously researched, vividly written account of his life, he emerges as a far more complicated man who was a forerunner of what the world has come to call a terrorist.

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Explores the hero-myth surrounding Jesse James to reveal a ruthless bandit

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A native of rural Benton County, Minnesota, T.J. Stiles studied history at Carleton College and Columbia University, where he received two graduate degrees. His writings about American history include articles in Smithsonian, essays in the Los Angeles Times and the Denver Post, and a five-volume series of primary-source anthologies. He lives in New York. For more information on T. J. Stiles and Jesse James see www.tjstiles.com.

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dodge69car, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by dodge69car)
It tells the true story of Jesse James and the horrible events that occur during and after the Civil War. The savagery of the James brothers and the guerrillas they road with can only be described in one word, butchery. Jesse James and his gang were not romantic heroes or Robin Hoods. The Civil War was one of the most destructive and violent periods in U.S. history. The bitterness that was left in its' wake lived on in men like Jesse James.
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Brett, June 20, 2008 (view all comments by Brett)
This book is everything you want in a biography, but, sometimes the author gets too involved with background information. Sometimes the events in Jesse James' life seem glossed over to provide space for rather involved socio-political issues that provided a backdrop for his life. Well researched and detailed, yes. A little hard to follow sometimes with the plethora of names given. The author makes his points very well.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375705588
Author:
Stiles, T. J.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
James, Jesse
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
biography;history;jesse james;american civil war;civil war;missouri;american west;american history;american;non-fiction;outlaws;west;james
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PAGES BandW ILLUS./6 MAPS
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.26x4.94x1.18 in. 1.19 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Traditionally, Jesse James has been portrayed as a Wild West bandit--a Robin Hood of sorts--but in this meticulously researched, vividly written account of his life, he emerges as a far more complicated man who was a forerunner of what the world has come to call a terrorist.
"Synopsis" by , Explores the hero-myth surrounding Jesse James to reveal a ruthless bandit
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