Shot All to Hell (Paperback)
Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780061989483, 320pp.
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
August 2013 Indie Next List
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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.
Praise For Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape…
“Superb. ... Mr. Gardner earns an A+ for his research and an A++ for his writing.
“An elegant narrative that’s as entertaining as it is historically accurate… A must-read.”
“Action packed…A gripping read and probably tells all there is to tell about a legendary group of psychopaths.”
“[This] bullet-by-bullet account... sheds considerable light on a neglected aspect of the gang’s life of crime... well done.”
“Rewarding. ... Gardner’s re-creation of the Northfield Raid... orchestrates the often-unwieldy particulars of the event with considerable virtuosity. ... It would be hard to imagine a more thorough account.”