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Jesse James : last rebel of the Civil War

Author: T J Stiles
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stripped of the familiar myths surrounding him, [in this book, Jesse] James emerges a far more significant figure: ruthless, purposeful, intensely political; a man who, in the midst of his crimes and notoriety, made himself a spokesman for the renewal of the Confederate cause during the bitter decade that followed Appomattox ... account of his life, he emerges as far more complicated. Raised in a fiercely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stiles, T.J.
Jesse James.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002
(OCoLC)606904388
Online version:
Stiles, T.J.
Jesse James.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002
(OCoLC)607775946
Named Person: Jesse James; Jesse James; Jesse James; Jesse James
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T J Stiles
ISBN: 0375405836 9780375405839 022406925X 9780224069250 9780375705588 0375705589
OCLC Number: 49276679
Description: xiii, 510 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Zion, 1842-1860. The preacher ; The widow ; The slaves --
pt. 2: Fire, 1861-1865. Rebels ; Neighbors ; Terror ; Horror ; Exile --
pt. 3: Defiance, 1865-1876. A year of bitterness ; The guerrillas return ; The death of Captain Sheets ; The chivalry of crime ; Invisible empires ; Allies and enemies ; The persistence of civil war ; Ambition ; Anabasis --
pt. 4: Fate, 1876-1882. Resurrection ; Assassins ; Apotheosis.
Responsibility: T.J. Stiles.
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