Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape

Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape

by Mark Lee Gardner
Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape

Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape

by Mark Lee Gardner

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Overview

Shot All to Hell by Mark Lee Gardner recounts the thrilling life of Jesse James, Frank James, the Younger brothers, and the most famous bank robbery of all time.

Follow the Wild West’s most celebrated gang of outlaws as they step inside Northfield’s First National Bank and back out on the streets to square off with heroic citizens who risked their lives to defend justice in Minnesota.

With compelling details that chronicle the two-week chase that followed—the near misses, the fateful mistakes, and the bloody final shootout on the Watonwan River, Shot All to Hell is a galloping true tale of frontier justice from the author of To Hell on a Fast Horse: The Untold Story of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, Mark Lee Gardner.

Western Writers of America Spur Award - Wild West History Association Best Book Award - Milton F. Perry Award Best Book


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061989483
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 395,934
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mark Lee Gardner is the author of Rough Riders, To Hell on a Fast Horse, and Shot All to Hell, which received multiple awards, including a Spur Award from Western Writers of America. An authority on the American West, Gardner has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, as well as on the History Channel, the Travel Channel, and on NPR. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, True West, Wild West, American Cowboy, and New Mexico Magazine. He lives with his family in Cascade, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Rocky Cut 4

2 Band of Brothers 25

3 Tigers on the Loose 46

4 The Hottest Day Northfield Ever Saw 68

5 And Then There Were Six 104

6 The Great Manhunt 121

7 Last Stand on the Watonwan 147

8 The Pursuit of the James Boys 179

9 One Last Escape 204

Epilogue 227

Appendix 243

Acknowledgments 247

Notes 253

Resources 293

Index 301

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