The Resource The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford : a novel, Ron Hansen, (electronic resource)

The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford : a novel, Ron Hansen, (electronic resource)

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The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford : a novel
Title
The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford
Title remainder
a novel
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Ron Hansen
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Language
eng
Summary
Ron Hansen's critically acclaimed historical novel about the life and untimely death of America's most infamous outlaw, and his relationship with the young man who killed him By age thirty-four, Jesse James was already one of the most notorious and admired men in America. Bank robber, train bandit, gang leader, killer, and beloved son of Missouri- James's many epithets live on in newspapers and novels alike. As his celebrity was reaching its apex, James met Robert Ford, the brother of a James gang member-an awkward, antihero-worshipping twenty-year-old with stars in his eyes. The young man's fascination with the legend borders on jealous obsession: While Ford wants to ride alongside James as his most-trusted confidant, sharing his spotlight is not enough. As a bond forms between the two men, Ford realizes that the only way he'll ever be as powerful as his idol is to become him; he must kill James and take his mantle. In the striking novel that inspired the film of the same name starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, bestselling author Ron Hansen retells a classic Wild West story that has long captured the nation's imagination, and breathes new life into the final days and ignoble death of an iconic American man
Summary
Jesse James was a fabled outlaw, a charismatic, spiritual, larger-than-life bad man whose bloody exploits captured the imagination and admiration of a nation hungry for antiheroes. Robert Ford was a young upstart torn between dedicated worship and murderous jealousy, the "dirty little coward" who coveted Jesse's legend. The story of their interweaving paths-- and twin destinies that would collide in a rain of blood and betrayal
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032321
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1947-
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Hansen, Ron
Dewey number
813/.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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Outlaws
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adult
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The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford : a novel, Ron Hansen, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11549595
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480423886
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11549595
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remote
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The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford : a novel, Ron Hansen, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11549595
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480423886
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11549595
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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