James the Good

Author: David R. Ross

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1912387972

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 379

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Sir James the Good, one of the finest soldiers Scotland ever produced, is sometimes better known by the name given to him by the English - the 'Black Douglas'. He terrified the northern shires of England throughout the reign of King Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Independence. When Robert the Bruce died Sir James, as his champion, was entrusted with his heart which he carried on the Crusades. David R Ross brings history alive as he tells the story of Sir James' life. Ross' research found him retracing Sir James' journey to the Holy Land and rediscovering battle grounds, providing a personal view of history. With a refreshing look at the subject, and featuring all new information and research, interesting maps, battleplans and photographs, this book will make Scottish history accessible and understandable for the casual reader, while delighting history buffs.

Life and Adventures of Frank and Jesse James: The Infamous Western Outlaws

Author: Joseph A. Dacus

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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This story describes the life and adventures of the American's most famous bandits that were a model for hundreds of westerns, books and movies. The book accounts for Frank and Jessy's most famous cases, such as the Russellville Bank robbery, the Gallatin Bank tragedy, the first attempts to arrest the boys, a series of train robberies, and the robbery of the Huntington Bank in Virginia followed by their rides to Mexico. Besides the account of their historically recorded events, the author gives many exciting insights into their personal lives, like finding love, marrying, and attempting to leave a peaceful life after the Civil War. In this book, the guys are portrayed as cruel criminals and fearless adventure seekers and opportunists.

Donahoe's Magazine

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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