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Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford May 13, 2008

Filed under: Books,History — svref @ 10:51 am
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Ron Hansen’s tale recounts the last days of America’s most notorious outlaw and the jealous schemer who coveted his fame. The book was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

It was adapted to film and nominated for a 2007 Academy Award. The DVD, with Brad Pitt as Jesse James and Casey Affleck as Robert Ford, is in the Library collection.

Be sure to catch Ron Hansen at the Library on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at 7 p.m. when he’ll be talking about his books.

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