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Outlaws: The Illustrated History of the James-Younger Gang Hardcover – July, 1997

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Black Belt Press; First Edition edition (July 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1880216361
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880216361
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,016,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Marley Brant is the author of nine books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her books have been featured in People Magazine and the New York Times, been the basis for programs airing on VH1 and A&E, and served as the primary research for hours of television on the History channel, TBS and CMT. Brant has been employed in the entertainment industry as a biographical writer, music and television producer, publicist and artist development executive. She is the author of eight non-fiction books about outlaws, television and rock music. Brant's books The Outlaw Youngers: A Confederate Brotherhood and Jesse James: The Man and the Myth were both recognized with the Milton F. Perry Award for extensive research and contribution to American history. Her ninth book, In the Shadow, is her first historical novel.

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By RED BARON on November 22, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Marley Brant is an excellent author, if you want to know the truth about Jesse James, his brother Frank, and their partners in crime you must read this fabulous biography. Brant sticks to this colorful history of the Outlaws in an enormously entertaining writing style. The James and Younger boys are no longer just footmates in some dusty history books but still live in the minds. The real life adventures of these men were more amazing than the fictional accounts that abounded even during their lifetimes. Their exploits in life made them immortal in death ! Marley Brant perseveres in trying to reconcile all the accrued information and misinformation with the historical facts of the James-Younger saga. This book will make you want to travel to Missouri to visit the area as it was during the civil war until 1916. A must !
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Trinque VINE VOICE on August 17, 2002
Format: Hardcover
The lives of Jesse James and Cole Younger and their brothers are shrouded in myths created by Nineteenth Century journalists who celebrated their deeds and by themselves through the lies they told to cover their tracks and to excuse their crimes. Brant's book attempts to separate reality from legend, covering the James and Younger brothers from birth to death. Her book is not without sympathy for her subjects, but it is by no means an apologia for their manifold sins. Although Brant rightfully sees the origin of their criminal activities in Civil War guerilla warfare which carried over into the atmosphere of bitter reprisals following the war, she also chronicles their slide into simple greed and thrill-seeking. This volume is generous in its presentation of photographs of the outlaw gang, their associates, enemies, and victims, and of the places where they operated.
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