Chasing Frank and Jesse James

The Bungled Northfield Bank Robbery and the Long Manhunt

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About the Book

Frank and Jesse James, the infamous brothers from Missouri, rode with marauding Confederate guerrillas during the Civil War. Having learned to kill and raid without compunction, they easily transitioned from rebels to outlaws after the war, robbing stagecoaches, banks and trains in Missouri and surrounding states. It was a botched bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota, followed by an improbable escape through the Dakota Territory and Iowa, that elevated the James brothers from notorious criminals to legendary figures of American history and folklore.

About the Author(s)

Wayne Fanebust is the author of books on a variety of topics including the history of the American West, the Dakota Territory, historic true crime, and the Civil War. A retired attorney, he lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Bibliographic Details

Wayne Fanebust
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 244
Bibliographic Info: 22 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7067-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3189-9
Imprint: McFarland