Books and Resources
Background of a Bandit – by Joan M. Beamis and William E. Pullen
A story of the ancestry of Jesse James.
Faithful Unto Death – by John J. Koblas
The story of the ill-fated Northfield, Minnesota bank robbery.
Frank and Jesse James – The Story Behind the Legend – by Ted Yeatman
A must read for anyone interested in the James-Younger Gang – Very well written and researched.
Good Bye Jesse James
A collection of newspaper articles about the death of Jesse.
Guerrillas & Other Curiosities – by Samuel A. Pence
A well written, interesting look into the lives of some of Quantrill’s men.
I Knew Frank – I Wish I Had Known Jesse – by Samuel A. Pence
A wonderful collection of stories and pictures of the James family and their extended families.
In the Shadow of Jesse James – by Stella F. James
This is the story of her life as the daughter-in-law of Jesse James. Interesting family stories and pictures.
Jesse James My Father – by Jesse James Jr.
Jesse Jr. writes of his memories of his father and growing up as the son of a bandit.
Jesse James Prince of Outlaws – by Robert J. Wybrow
Extensively researched and well written collection of stories. An invaluable source of information for anyone interested in the James-Younger Gang.
Jesse James – the Man and the Myth – by Marley Brant
Another very well researched book by Marley Brant who offers the reader a lot of insight into Jesse’s personality.
Jesse James Soul Liberty – by Eric James
A well-written biography of the family of Frank & Jesse James.
Jesse James Was his Name – by William A. Settle Jr.
First published in 1966, this book is a well researched and written account of the James-Younger Gang.
Last Rebel of the Civil War – by T.J. Stiles
Extensively researched, the author incorporates politics, the Civil War and the James-Younger Gang.
Outlaw Youngers, A Confederate Brotherhood – by Marley Brant
A well-written and extensively researched story of the Younger brothers.
Outlaws, The Illustrated History of the James-Younger Gang – by Marley Brant
A well-written account of the James-Younger Gang with many interesting pictures.
The Rise and Fall of Jesse James – by Robertus Love
Written in 1926, cites many stories of the James boys and attemps to separate fact from legend.
Tortured Soul: Jim Younger in his own words – by Marley Brant
Through the eyes of Jim Younger this book offers yet another view on the events.