The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordBook - 2007
Provides a fictionalized portrait of the legendary outlaw Jesse James, his violent outlaw career, and his murderer, Robert Ford, in an epic saga of the Old West. Reprint. (A Warner Brothers film, written by Ron Hansen & Andrew Dominik, directed by Andrew Dominik, releasing September 2007, starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Mary-Louise Parker, & Sam Shepard) (Historical Fiction)
Jesse James was a fabled outlaw, a charismatic, spiritual, larger-than-life bad man whose bloody exploits captured the imagination and admiration of a nation hungry for antiheroes. Robert Ford was a young upstart nobody torn between dedicated worship and murderous jealousy, the "dirty little coward" who coveted Jesse's legend. The powerful, strange, and unforgettable story of their interweaving paths—and twin destinies that would collide in a rain of blood and betrayal—is a story of America in all her rough, conflicted glory and the myths that made her.
A fictionalized portrait of the legendary outlaw Jesse James, his violent career, and his murderer, Robert Ford, in an epic tale of the old West.