Jesse James Was His Name; or, Fact and Fiction concerning the Careers of the Notorious James Brothers of Missouri

William A. Settle Jr. William A. Settle Jr.


Jesse James Was His Name; or, Fact and Fiction concerning the Careers of the Notorious James Brothers of Missouri

Jesse James Was His Name; or, Fact and Fiction concerning the Careers of the Notorious James Brothers of Missouri

  • Title: Jesse James Was His Name; or, Fact and Fiction concerning the Careers of the Notorious James Brothers of Missouri
  • Author: William A. Settle Jr. William A. Settle Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780803258600
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback



Jesse James, said Carl Sandburg, is the only American bandit who is classical, who is to this country what Robin Hood or Dick Turpin is to England, whose exploits are so close to the mythical and apocryphal For this definitive study no significant source of information concerning Jesse James and his brother Frank has been neglected, and from it emerges resolution of t Jesse James, said Carl Sandburg, is the only American bandit who is classical, who is to this country what Robin Hood or Dick Turpin is to England, whose exploits are so close to the mythical and apocryphal For this definitive study no significant source of information concerning Jesse James and his brother Frank has been neglected, and from it emerges resolution of the debated point Were the Jameses common criminals or gallant Robin Hoods


Recent Comments "Jesse James Was His Name; or, Fact and Fiction concerning the Careers of the Notorious James Brothers of Missouri"

This seemed relatively scholarly, in that sources were cited and any speculation was clearly identified as such. I was amazed at how little was actually verified about Jesse's life. There is absolutely no physical evidence that Jesse robbed the banks and trains of which he was accused (mainly because family members often provided alibis and the crimes occurred before surveillance technology was available). There is also no evidence that Jesse gave away his shadily acquired money to the less fort [...]

Too many facts, not enough fiction-haha. It read too much like a textbook rather than like a story which was what I was hoping for. It still had it's interesting parts and I really liked the Missouri history of it all.


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