Reviews Of The Jesse James Scrapbook
Frank Mundo Review
A Review of The Jesse James Scrapbook

Historically, the American character is one of moral, political and religious paradox. Distinguished, revolutionary, and brilliant, the American created the modern model of democracy by enslaving one entire race of people and nearly committing genocide upon another. Oh, and he left his wife at home while he did it.
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Laura Santina Review
Exciting, Imaginative Probe of the Myth of Jesse James

February 15, 2006 on Amazon

This superbly crafted story is the kaleidoscopic exploration of a man, a myth and the rich, entrenched culture of the old South before and during the Civil War and afterwards, when the South revolted against being stripped of money, dignity and slaves, and produced the white Southern bandit: Jesse James, and his like.
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Bruce Arrington Review
A review of The Jesse James Scrapbook

This book is written in such a way that I felt like I was thrown into the chaos of war. I learned about border skirmishes, how things were never cut and dried, and it truly reflected the character of men when war is being waged.
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Renee Guill Review
A review of The Jesse James Scrapbook

It was kind of like reading a bunch of flash fiction stories about Jesse James. I liked how it reminded you that there are two sides to every story and then there is the truth. However, I'm not sure we'll ever know the truth. I usually don't read epilogues, but you definitely need to here. I loved the ending. It made me wonder if there is more to it, and I liked that idea.
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Gisela Dixon Review
A review of The Jesse James Scrapbook

I felt that aspects of slavery and post-Civil War widespread discrimination and injustice against blacks are portrayed well through the short diaries or stories. This is a good read for fans of historical fiction.
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Nupenz Book Review
Gretchen L. Bourquin Reviews Jesse

Summer 2005

I picked up "The Jesse James Scrapbook" by George Jansen with a limited knowledge of this legendary criminal. I'd studied him only in passing, a few paragraphs in my high school and college history books. The message was basically this: Jesse James and the Cole Younger Gang robbed a lot of banks and trains back in the Old West, and killed a lot of people in the process.
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