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The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford

Author: Ron Hansen
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, [1997], ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Western stories
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Western fiction
Named Person: Jesse James; Robert Ford; Robert Ford; Jesse James
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Hansen
ISBN: 0060976993 9780060976996 0061120197 9780061120190
OCLC Number: 35262504
Notes: "A novel"--Cover.
Description: 304 pages : portrait ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Ron Hansen.
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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.

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