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Jesse James: Western Bank Robber (Famous People in American History) Paperback – January 1, 2004

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Reviewed with Jason Porterfield's Annie Oakley.

Gr. 2-4. Aimed at very young researchers, this new series has the most unwieldy of names: Primary Sources of Famous People in American History. Yet the books are written in the simplest of language, and the design features big print with lots of white space, many contemporaneous pictures, and an abbreviated time line and glossary. Annie Oakley's colorful history is captured more in the photographs than in the basic text, but it does cover her hardscrabble early life; her tour with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (where she met her husband and manager, Frank Butler); and her devotion to Native American rights and teaching women to shoot. Jesse James follows the same format. Kids will be attracted, but the book is less successful, perhaps because it is harder to explain the allure of robbery and murder in simple terms. GraceAnne DeCandido
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About the Author

Kathleen Collins is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and Faculty Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. She has published articles in World Politics, Comparative Politics, the Journal of Democracy, and several edited volumes. She has received grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the United States Institute for Peace, IREX, and the National Council for Russian, East European and Eurasian Research, among others. Dr Collins was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2003 for her research. She has been conducting research throughout Central Asia for eleven years, since 1994.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 13 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 8
  • Series: Famous People in American History
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Rosen Classroom; 1 edition (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823941841
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823941841
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #647,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By T. L. Thomas on May 24, 2013
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My nine year old nephew had requested a book about Jesse James as part of his Easter present. There is a dearth of age appropriate nonfiction books and this one looked promising. It was rated for ages 10 and up. It was fairly expensive and I was very disappointed when it arrived. It had very limited content and was formatted more for someone around age 5-6.
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