The Chivalry of Crime (Paperback)

A Novel

By Desmond Barry

Back Bay Books, 9780316120845, 480pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2001

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Description

The Chivalry of Crime, is the story of one of America's most compelling figures, the outlaw gunslinger Jesse James. Bringing real and invented characters together in a dramatic and moving story, The Chivalry of Crime mingles the life of an imaginary boy with a factually faithful account of the lives of Jesse James and Robert Ford, the man who killed James, in the days when shootists were legends. Joshua, a young, idealistic friend of Ford's, is determined to get a gun of his own -- a desire that puts his own life in jeopardy and reveals the painful realities masked by some of America's most cherished myths.