Shot All to Hell

Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape

Gardner, Mark L.

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Shot All to Hell
Recounts the thrilling life of Jesse James, Frank James, the Younger brothers, and the most famous bank robbery of all time -- the Northfield raid -- which led to a two-week chase ending with the bloody final shootout on the Watonwan River.

Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0061989479
Branch Call Number: 364.1552 GARDNER
Characteristics: 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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May 30, 2014
  • spacecat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Not my usual genre. This book was very well researched, many photos from the period, all of the dialogue in quotation is taken from court documents, 1876 newspaper accounts, etc. The author found archived documents that had not been previously noticed. I found it very interesting, a more-or-less factual account of the Northfield, Minnesota, deadly bank heist that put the Younger brothers in jail and in which the James brothers famously got away. He even tells you the colour of the horses they rode. Lots of macabre photos of corpses, might not be appropriate for very young readers.


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May 30, 2014
  • spacecat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

spacecat thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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