Synopses & Reviews
William A. Settle, Jr. has, for a number of years, trailed the James brothers through the columns of old newspapers and the records of county courts. In his search for the facts concerning these men--heroes to some, criminals to others--he has critically examined the contemporary accounts of their activities and has interviewed men and women who could give eyewitness or close hearsay evidence of them. Employing the techniques of scholarly research, Professor Settle has winnowed the fact from the fiction to produce this study of these most notorious American bandits.
The latest in a long succession of books about America's most famous and beloved outlaw. It is also the best. . . . This is must reading for all those seriously interested in the history and the legends of the West.andquot;--Journal of the West
About the Author
William A. Settle, Jr., is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For twenty-five years, starting in 1946, he served as Head of the Department of History at the University of Tulsa. He is also the author of The Dawning: A New Day for the Southwest (The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, 1975).