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American history's most famous outlaw comes alive in Ron Hansen's imaginative recreation of the West. The charismatic Jesse James has a quick temper, ...Show synopsisAmerican history's most famous outlaw comes alive in Ron Hansen's imaginative recreation of the West. The charismatic Jesse James has a quick temper, an even faster draw, and holds sway over his ragged ganguntil the arrival of upstart Robert Ford. Torn between worship and jealousy, Ford makes a fateful decision that torments him for the rest of his lifeand becomes one of the most legendary events of the American frontier. "A terrific book".NEWSDAY.Hide synopsis
Description:VG Used, Very Good in VG jacket. SOFT COVER, VG/VG, Harper...VG Used, Very Good in VG jacket. SOFT COVER, VG/VG, Harper Perennial, 1997, 320 pages, 0.8 in. H x 7.9 in. L x 5.2 in. W, 9.8 oz. This copy has visible but minimal creasing of the spine, is a former library copy with the usual markings, appears almost uncirculated, is MYLAR jacketed, is in otherwise Very Good condition. Special Notes on this book: excellent condition, clear plastic sleeve keeps book stiff, water resistant, and looking new longer. Note: expect tanning of any paperback more than a few years old, regardless of condition.
Description:Small 8vo. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. 304pp. Near fine....Small 8vo. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. 304pp. Near fine. First paperback edition, tight and nice--and signed boldly by Hansen in blue fineline on the title page. Rather uncommon thus.
Description:Uncorrected proof. Wrappers. Slightly cocked with dampstaining...Uncorrected proof. Wrappers. Slightly cocked with dampstaining else very good with publication information stapled to the wrappers. Signed by the author.
Description:First edition. Just about fine in very good dustwrapper with...First edition. Just about fine in very good dustwrapper with some sunning, and a razor cut on the front panel. Inscribed by Hansen to author Nicholas Delbanco and his wife: "For Nick and Elena in appreciation for your friendship and admiration. Affectionately, Ron Hansen." Author's second novel, and basis for the acclaimed Andrew Dominik film starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, and Sam Shepard. Allegedly Pitt insisted that the factual novel retain its somewhat ungainly title for the film version.
Initially I saw the movie released in 2007 with the same title which led me to this book. I enjoyed the movie and depiction of Jesse James outside of bank robberies and into more of an introspective look at his character. Fortunately, the movie closely followed the book which by all accounts was an ...
Although a fictional account the author has relied heavily on newspapers of the period and several first person books to tell his story. It is a powerful piece of Americana that is rarely seen in print today. It shows the heros and anitheros with all their blemishes intact. Not the romantisized version ...
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