Northfield: A Western Story

Northfield: A Western Story

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by Johnny D. Boggs
     
 

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On September 7, 1876, the James-Younger gang attempted to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota, with disastrous consequences. In a unique, compelling approach, author Johnny D. Boggs shifts perspectives from one first-person account to another to describe the bloody robbery, as well as the events leading to it and its aftermath.

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On September 7, 1876, the James-Younger gang attempted to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota, with disastrous consequences. In a unique, compelling approach, author Johnny D. Boggs shifts perspectives from one first-person account to another to describe the bloody robbery, as well as the events leading to it and its aftermath.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780843961034
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Northfield: A Western Story 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 640 reviews.
ChaneyBuff More than 1 year ago
I have to admit, even though I am a fan of Johnny D. Boggs, I approached this book with a big "what can he do with this subject?" I was HAPPILY surprised by the original plot and approach. Boggs gave this well-known event new life in a page-turning novel. The story is told by various characters as they see things and, believe me, the idea works very well, thanks to the talent of Johnny D. Boggs. NORTHFIELD is one of my favorite books.
EukonsMom More than 1 year ago
have been broadened by reading this book. This was a free friday book that I thought looked interesting, so I downloaded it and read it over lunch at work throughout the week, and then finished it last night. I found that I wanted to keep picking up the book to learn about the next character, and find out what actually happened in Northfield. I really enjoyed the way the book was written, in the language that was prominently spoken back in those days...typical cowboy/western english...it helped me to engage in the characters better, as if they were really speaking to me. I found this an easy read, and would recommend it to anyone who would like to broaden their reading horizons like I did. Enjoy!
wbauer More than 1 year ago
This was a different way of adding some spice to a historical event. Since I grew up in Faribault, MN, 13 miles from Northfield. I found this very believable since I knew people who could very well fit these characters. Very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grew up 15 miles from Northfield and often heard the story of the James gang robbery, but this book made it alive. Great fun to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was skeptical that the world needed another book about the Jesse James/Cole Younger gang, but I was pleasantly surprised. This was well-written. I especially enjoyed the different perspectives provided by the numerous narrators of the chapters.
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This book kept my interest from the start and had great flow right to the last page. Enjoy it.
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