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Mamaw: A Novel of an Outlaw Mother

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Mamaw is the story of Zerelda James, the fearless mother of Frank and Jesse James. Zerelda James watched her husband hanged and then rescued him herself, only to be defeated by the insanity that eventually overtook him. Accused of being a Confederate spy during the Civil War, she was arrested and thrown into prison with her two youngest children. Her home was even firebombed by Pinkerton agents. All of these amazing things happened while her two eldest boys became the country's most wanted, despised, yet idolized men. In this engrossing novel based on historical fact, Susan Dodd has created a new legend and her name is Mamaw.

Synopsis:

This novel based on historical fact revolves around the troubled life of the mother of Frank and Jesse James. First, she rescues her husband from a hanging, only to be overcome by his insanity. Then she is thrown into prison, accused of being a Confederate spy. Eventually, her home is firebombed. All of this happens as her two eldest boys become the country's most wanted and despised criminals.

About the Author

Susan Dodd, who has taught at Harvard and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is the author of four critically acclaimed books. Her work has been honored by the Friends of American Writers, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Faulkner Society, among other organizations. She lives in Ocracoke, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688170011
Subtitle:
A Novel of an Outlaw Mother
Author:
Dodd, Susan
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
James, Jesse
Subject:
James, Frank
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19990922
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.92 in 11.52 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This novel based on historical fact revolves around the troubled life of the mother of Frank and Jesse James. First, she rescues her husband from a hanging, only to be overcome by his insanity. Then she is thrown into prison, accused of being a Confederate spy. Eventually, her home is firebombed. All of this happens as her two eldest boys become the country's most wanted and despised criminals.
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