Old West outlaw Jesse James is still being talked about 135 years after his death at the young age of 34. Many myths surround this legendary criminal, with many still viewing James as a modern-day Robin Hood of sorts. A defender of the Southern way of life, he is a product of the Civil War in many ways. His lust for blood started early, and combined with his passion for the high life, Jesse James wreaked havoc across the South and Midwest for years. He suffered personal tragedy along the way, and had experienced more than most when he was shot and killed in 1882.
We discuss the life, times, and death of Jesse James with author Mark Lee Gardner. Gardner's book on James, Shot to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape, has been widely-acclaimed. We delve into the fascinating life of one of the Old West's most enduring figures.
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