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Arm of the Bandit:

The Trial of Frank James

Arm of the Bandit: by Johnny D. Boggs
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From a Spur Award–winning author of the Five Star Western Series comes a thrilling tale of James clan.
 
Outlaws Frank and Jesse James eluded capture for 16 years and became folk heroes. In 1882, after Jesse was killed by Bob, Frank surrendered and faced trial for murder. How could Missouri convict a man so popular that the governor almost needed an appointment to visit him in jail?
 
William Wallace had already imprisoned one member of the untouchable James Gang. Now his case rested on the word of a scoundrel and defied those who would kill to protect Frank James. The defense would paint the Shakespeare-quoting robber as an honorable family man and victim of mistaken identity, endlessly persecuted by the hated railroads.  
 
Inside an opera house, the circus like trial would decide if James senselessly murdered a young stonemason during the 1881 Winston train robbery. Perhaps the larger question was if Missouri was ruled by the arm of the law—or the arm of the bandit.
Penguin Publishing Group; November 2002
320 pages; ISBN 9781101220061
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Title: Arm of the Bandit:
Author: Johnny D. Boggs
 
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9780451207418
9780786540600
9780786540617
9780786593712
9781101220061