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The Top 5 Most Notorious Outlaws: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, and Bonnie & Clyde
 
 

The Top 5 Most Notorious Outlaws: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, and Bonnie & Clyde [Kindle Edition]

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Covers the lives, crimes, and deaths of the outlaws.
Explains the legends and myths surrounding all of the outlaws in an attempt to separate fact from fiction. .
Includes pictures of important people, places, and events.
Includes Bibliographies for further reading.
*Includes a Table of Contents.
America has always preferred heroes who weren’t clean cut, an informal ode to the rugged individualism and pioneering spirit that defined the nation in previous centuries. The early 19th century saw the glorification of frontier folk heroes like Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. After the Civil War, the outlaws of the West were more popular than the marshals, with Jesse James and Billy the Kid finding their way into dime novels. And at the height of the Great Depression in the 1930s, there were the “public enemies”, common criminals and cold blooded murderers elevated to the level of folk heroes by a public frustrated with their own inability to make a living honestly.
Jesse James was and remains the most famous outlaw of the Wild West, with both his life of crime and his death remaining pop culture fixtures. Eventually James, his brother and their infamous gang became the most hunted outlaws in the country, but Jesse would famously be done in by the brother of his most trusted gang members. After Jesse moved in with the Ford brothers, Bob Ford began secretly negotiating turning in the famous outlaw to Missouri Governor Thomas Crittenden. On April 3, 1882, as the gang prepared for another robber, Jesse was famously shot in the back of the head by Bob Ford as he stood on a chair fixing a painting.
In many ways, the narrative of the Wild West has endured more as legend than reality, and a perfect example of that can be found in the legend of William Henry McCarty Jr., better known as William H. Bonney or “Billy the Kid”. Indeed, separating fact from fiction when it comes to the life of the West’s most famous outlaw is nearly impossible, due in great measure to the fact that the young man himself cultivated the image of a deadly outlaw and legendary gunman himself. Though Billy the Kid may have killed anywhere from 4-9 men in his short life, he was often credited for killing more than 20.
Two months after Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inauguration in 1933, a petty thief who had spent almost a decade behind bars for attempted theft and aggravated assault was released from jail. By the end of the year, that man, John Dillinger, would be America’s most famous outlaw: Public Enemy Number One. From the time of his first documented heist in early July 1933, until his dramatic death in late July of the following year, he would capture the nation’s attention and imagination as had no other outlaw since Jesse James.
There was no shortage of well known public enemies like John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson, but none fascinated the American public as much as Bonnie and Clyde. While the duo and their Barrow Gang were no more murderous than other outlaws of the era, the duo’s romantic relationship and the discovery of photographs at one of their hideouts added a more human dimension to Bonnie and Clyde, even as they were gunning down civilians and cops alike. When Bonnie and Clyde were finally cornered and killed in a controversial encounter with police, a fate they shared with many other outlaws of the period, their reputations were cemented.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2731 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors (23 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E5R8CWM
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5.0 out of 5 stars The top five. 24 Aug 2013
By Lisa - Published on Amazon.com
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I'll admit, I bought this book for Dillinger. But the whole darn book was good. I love reading about the outlaws. Especially the ones who had charisma and a sense of humor. This book takes you from their formative years, up through their deaths. I'd recommend this book to anyone who has General knowledge of these people, but want to know a little more.
4.0 out of 5 stars Notorious Outlaws Review 29 Jun 2014
By Lauren Ranney - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a quick read. Might not be as detailed or professional as other biographies but still very informative and entertaining.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not much data 5 Jun 2014
By Sweetpea - Published on Amazon.com
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Not a great deal of new data in this book; not what I expected. Do not purchase as you will be sorry
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Wanted 18 April 2014
By Ricky KImsey - Published on Amazon.com
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History's most notorious outlaws are covered in this book. Everyone from Jessie James to Al Capone is included in these mini biographies.
3.0 out of 5 stars book review 4 Feb 2014
By Tallygirl - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is not bad, good read to pass the time. Gives a quick overview of the notorious outlaws but it does not get to in depth
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