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But the Morning Will Come: A Novel [First Edition]

by Cid Ricketts Sumner

Originally published in 1949, this book tells the story of a Southern white girl and her reaction when she discovers that her unborn child will inherit Negro blood.Bentley Carr grew up without knowing she was a very pretty girl. Daughter of a seamstress in a Mississippi town, she felt overwhelmed when she became the bride of Philip Churston of Cedar Bluff plantation. She was happy when she knew she was to bear him a child. Happy—until she discovered why the whisper ran about the Churstons: a strain of Negro blood in the family! That was why Philip was cold to the coming heir; why there were never any visitors at Cedar Bluff. Her dilemma faced her starkly: must she, too, learn to live a lie?“Grace in the writing, warm appreciation of the emotional involvements, and of the relationship between background and action….”—W. K. Rugg, Christian Science Monitor

On to Oregon!

by Honoré Morrow

The epic journey of the Sager children by covered wagon from Missouri to Oregon in 1848.“Father wanted us to go on to Oregon, and that’s where we’re going!”When the wagon train pulled out of Missouri in 1844, John Sager thought the trip West would be great fun.But now both his father and mother are dead. Young John is determined to lead his brother and five sisters a thousand miles through the wilderness to Oregon...braving hunger, thirst, and unknown danger—alone!Based on a true story, this is an inspiring saga of heroism and a family’s perseverance in the rugged Old West.

Close to You: A Fusion Novel

by Kristen Proby

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the second novel in her sizzling Fusion series.Camilla, "Cami," LaRue was five-years-old when she first fell in love with Landon Palazzo. Everyone told her the puppy love would fade--they clearly never met Landon. When he left after graduation without a backward glance, she was heartbroken. But Cami grew up, moved on, and became part-owner of wildly popular restaurant Seduction. She has everything she could want...or so she thinks. After spending the last twelve years as a Navy fighter pilot, Landon returns to Portland to take over the family construction business. When he catches a glimpse of little Cami LaRue, he realizes she's not so little any more. He always had a soft spot for his little sister's best friend, but nothing is soft now when he's around the gorgeous restauranteur.Landon isn't going to pass up the chance to make the girl-next-door his. She's never been one for romance, but he's just the one to change her mind. Will seduction be just the name of her restaurant or will Cami let him get close enough to fulfill all her fantasies?

Soldier in the West: The Civil War Letters of Alfred Lacey Hough

by Prof. Robert G. Athearn Alfred Lacey Hough

In 1861, Alfred Lacey Hough, a thirty-five-year-old commission merchant, left his wife, his two sons, and a comfortable home in Philadelphia to enlist as a sergeant in the Pennsylvania Volunteers. In his letters to his wife, Hough—who achieved the rank of captain and then brevet lieutenant colonel—revealed his complete devotion to Northern war aims, for he was an ardent champion of the Union cause. Each letter to his ‘Dearest Mary’ is the expression of a conscientious soldier who took great care to preserve for his descendants all of his experiences and observations during four crucial years of his life.Written by an educated, literate soldier, these letters—first published in 1957—are at once a valuable primary source for the historian and an exciting recreation of the events and moods of war. Hough served in the Western theater of operations, and his accounts of such battles as Corinth and Chickamauga, of the incidents along the route of Sherman’s march on Atlanta, contain all the color and impact of eyewitness description.

The Rebel Shore: The Story of Union Sea Power in the Civil War

by James M. Merrill

First published in 1957, this book details the important part that the sea power played in winning the Civil War.“IN the past few decades there has been a resurgence of interest in the Civil War reflected in an avalanche of Civil War novels, biographies, and monographs. The writers responsible for this torrent have for the most part focused attention on the battlefields, the halls of Congress, the economics of war, and the actors, big and small. The role of sea power has been minimized. The best work on Civil War naval operations is still Boynton’s two-volume work published in 1867. No author to date has sifted the countless number of official naval dispatches or unearthed personal correspondence of Yankee bluejackets and attempted to evaluate the importance of Lincoln’s forces afloat. The reason is not difficult to find. The Civil War generation—a generation weaned on the marching armies of the Mexican War and the American West—read column after column in its newspapers and listened to politicians in and out of Congress raving about the military achievements or defeats. Misunderstood by the Lincoln Administration, the war correspondents, and the public at large, the operations of the Union sea arm were given scant publicity.“Union amphibious attacks spearheaded the offensive. They were, perhaps, more significant than the blockade itself. Old Abe’s Armada carried the flag first into the South, secured needed bases for the blockading squadrons, wiped out Confederate coastal commerce, scotched privateering activities, precipitated the ruckus between the secessionist states and the Confederate Government, and, throughout the first year of the conflict, while the Union Army licked its wounds after Bull Run, buoyed up a sagging Northern spirit and strengthened the belief that the Union could crush the rebellion.”

The Exploitation of East Africa, 1856-1890: The Slave Trade and the Scramble

by Sir Reginald Coupland

Originally published in 1939, this broad history of East Africa, down to its partition in 1885-1990, forms the third volume in Reginald Coupland’s study of East Africa in the nineteenth century, following on from Kirk on the Zambesi (1928) and East Africa and Its Invaders (1938).This latest instalment is divided into two parts: the first describes the overthrow of the slave trade based on Zanzibar. The second, and longer, part is concerned again with the Invaders of East Africa—the Europeans who divided the country up into spheres of influence, protectorates, and colonies for themselves.Though Kirk no longer appears in the title of the book, he is its leading figure, working patiently, and in the end victoriously, to compass the destruction of the slave trade; then working, no less patiently but this time without success, for a British protectorate over the Sultanate of Zanzibar and the whole of East Africa.“Coupland shows us very plainly that in this instance [exploitation] was often accompanied by well-directed and constructive idealism. It remained his firm conviction that the destruction of the slave trade was an essential pre-requisite of orderly evolution in the twentieth century.”—Jack Simmons

The Wright Brothers: A Biography Authorized by Orville Wright

by Fred C. Kelly

On December 17, 1903, in a fragile little plane which they had built at home for less than $1,000, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first powered flights in the history of mankind—and opened the Air Age.Why did these two brothers, mechanics by trade, succeed where trained scientists—working with unlimited funds and the backing of great institutions—had repeatedly failed?In this biography, authorized by Orville Wright and first published in 1943, Fred Kelly separates fact from legend and recreates the dramatic achievements of two men, self-taught inventors, who solved the “impossible” problem of flight.The Wright Brothers is a story of total adventure—the sharp physical adventure of flight in perilously frail machines, and the breathtaking intellectual adventure of minds discovering through tireless research and sudden, brilliant hunches the solution to the “impossible” problem of flight.Fred Kelly is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Wright brothers—their growth, their struggles, their disappointments and their ultimate triumph. For more than thirty years he was a personal friend of Orville Wright and talked with him daily while writing this book. The result is a vivid recreation of the birth and pioneer days of aviation and an intimate, affectionate portrait of two men whose inventive genius changed the world.“A gripping book on a fascinating subject...”—Boston Globe

The Pageant of Greece

by Sir Richard W. Livingstone

First published in 1923, this book by Sir Richard Winn Livingstone “is intended for those who know no Greek, but wish to form some idea of its great writers and of what they wrote. It is meant for the ordinary educated reader, as well as for pupils at the universities and in the upper forms of schools, who will never learn the language but need not be left in total ignorance of the literature and thought of Greece; and it may be used to give the weaker student, while he struggles with individual authors, a view of the literature as a whole and an idea of the doors which knowledge of the language will open to him. It is not a book about the Greeks: such books can be at best pale reflections of the central fire at which they are lit. It consists of selections from the greatest Greek writers, with such a sketch of their lives and works as may give an idea of what they were and did.“But it is not a mere anthology of selections. I have tried, as far as possible, to piece the passages together in a continuous whole, and, further, to trace the growth of Greek literature, and indicate the historical background in which it is set. Anyone who reads these pages will not merely read famous or typical extracts from the great Greek writers, but will also follow in outline the most important part of that vast intellectual development which started with Homer and outlasted the Roman empire.”Richly illustrated throughout.

My Saber is Bent

by John Reddy Jack Paar Alexander King

Jack Paar, America’s midnight maverick, has become the most talked-about, most controversial personality in television by speaking out frankly and frequently—and letting the ratings fall where they may. As a result he has been denounced in Washington, attacked in the press, investigated by the Harris committee and sued by Jimmy Hoffa. Yet, withal, he has hobnobbed with presidents and premiers, corralled sponsors and honors galore, discovered more fine new talent than anyone in television history and written a best seller.Much blood has gone over the dam since Mr. Paar’s best-selling I KID YOU NOT. Since then he has found his fun, feuds and frustrations in far-flung corners of the globe. He fought a bull in Spain, outraged Hawaii and created an international furor in Berlin. All this he ascribes to the inscrutable working of Paar’s Law, which formulates the hypothesis that when Paar comes, can trouble be far behind?Here he gives a colorful account of his travels and travails, including his experiences with President Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Willy Brandt and assorted other famous friends and enemies.We give you then the victim of Paar’s Law; a man who seems to possess two left feet; the electronic Jack the Giant Killer who—after years of tilting with windmills and windbags—stands with saber bent but head unbowed.

Power Through Constructive Thinking

by Emmet Fox

Originally published in 1932 by the renowned New Thought spiritual leader Emmet Fox, this book is intended to teach the principles of life-building through constructive thought.“All power lies is creative thought. Thought is the key to life; for as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. People are beginning to understand today something of the power of thought to shape the individual’s destiny—they know vaguely that thoughts are things—but how the Great Law of thought is to be applied they do not know.“This book shows that your destiny is really in your own hands, because it is impossible to think one thing and produce another, and that by the selection of correct thought a harmonious and happy life is produced. It shows that weak and fickle thinking produces a drifting and wasted life, and that positive thinking produces success and happiness. It shows that fear is the ultimate cause of Tap-Root of all sickness, failure, and disappointment. And it shows the only possible method of overcoming fear.”

The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination [Fifth Edition]

by Loraine Boettner

First published in 1941, this is the Fifth Edition of Loraine Boettner’s 1932 publication The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination and is widely considered to be one of the 20th-century’s most reasoned explanations of the sovereignty of God and the Reformed interpretation of salvation.“THE purpose of this book is not to set forth a new system of theological thought, but to give a restatement to that great system which is known as the Reformed Faith or Calvinism, and to show that this is beyond all doubt the teaching of the Bible and of reason.”—Loraine Boettner, Introduction“Whoever really wants to know what Calvinism teaches cannot do better than to read this book from cover to cover”.—United Presbyterian magazine

Complete Spiritual Doctrine of St. Therese of Lisieux

by Walter Van De Putte Fr. François Jamart

Over a century ago, there lived a Carmelite nun, Thérèse of Lisieux. Although she was young and seemed to have no authority, she taught “a Little Way very straight and short” which would lead people to perfection. Others had declared that sanctity was hard to attain, but she said that it was easy. Thérèse maintained that in order to become holy, it was not necessary to engage in manifold practices, to perform rigorous penances, or to receive extraordinary graces. What was needed was simply that we acknowledge our “nothingness” and approach God with love and confidence. “Sanctity,” she proclaimed, “is an interior disposition which makes us humble and little in God’s arms, conscious of our weakness and trusting even to audacity in the goodness of our Father.”Thérèse did not reveal new truths, nor did she teach new means for attaining perfection. Her doctrine was not a revelation of a new kind of sanctity, but a new way of revealing sanctity to us. What she teaches flows from the knowledge of God as He is revealed in the Gospel; she invites us to return to evangelical simplicity. The Church has endorsed her doctrine at the highest level: in 1999, Pope John Paul II declared her a Doctor of the Church.In the Complete Spiritual Doctrine of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, he presents her teachings in their original beauty, simplicity, and practicality. According to the judgment of the Carmelite nuns of Lisieux, this work “represents the pure doctrine of Thérèse—without deviation.”Since this book first appeared in French in 1958 and in English in 1961, it has established itself as a classic. Although many fine studies on St. Thérèse have appeared in more recent years, the Complete Spiritual Doctrine of St. Thérèse of Lisieux is still an indispensable guide to the Little Way.

A Rocking-Horse Catholic

by Caryll Houselander

“I was received into the church,” states Caryll Houselander at the very beginning of this work “when I was six years old. Strictly speaking, therefore, I am not a ‘cradle’ Catholic, but a rocking-horse Catholic.”This autobiography, first published in 1955, takes the reader from the author’s Catholic childhood and school days through a period outside the church while she tried to make her living as an artist, to a return to the church. This return was brought about by her insight, so central to all her books into the presence of Christ and others.A theologian in every sense of the word except the formal academic one, Caryll Houselander understood the central importance of one’s image or concept of God.“Caryll Houselander: artist, odd ball, mystic, friend, and in the end, suffering servant. In the midst of her last illness, she clung to life, loved life with a passion that did not want to die. ‘I honestly long,’ she said, ‘to be told ‘a hundred percent cure’ and to return to this life and celebrate it with gramophone records, giggling and gin.’”—Mitch Finley, Our Sunday VisitorAs a classic in spirituality, the work of Caryll Houselander is very close to the top of the list.

The Russian Revolution As I Saw It

by Mark Carter

Originally published in 1959, this is the true story of Mark Carter, who was born in Czarist Russia and experienced first-hand the aborted revolution of 1905, the Kerensky Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution of October, 1917, and witnessed the coming of communism to the largest country on earth…“This is a story—a true story, The Russian Revolution, As I Saw It. If it will add a footnote to history, if it will bring into focus a greater awareness of the beginnings of communism, the effort expended in writing it will not have been in vain.”—Mark Carter, Foreword

Bismarck’s Rival: A Political Biography of General and Admiral Albrecht von Stosch

by Frederic B. M. Hollyday

Originally published in 1960, “[t]he political biography of Albrecht von Stosch (1818-1896), a prominent man of action, opens unique insights into the entire Bismarckian epoch. Stosch became a general, an admiral, and a minister of state. As Chief of the Admiralty he was the founder of the Imperial German Navy. He was also a member of the Prussian Chamber of Peers and of the Bundesrat, and he spoke in the Reichstag. His friendship with members of the royal family, the armed forces, the bureaucracy, and his close ties with journalists, members of the Reichstag and Bundesrat, and other leaders of public opinion gave him unusual opportunities to observe the German military and political system at work. His opportunities for observation, combined with a talent for expression and an objective temper of mind, make his published volume of memoirs one of the chief sources of the history of the German Wars of Unification. Paul Matter and Sir Charles G. Robertson, major biographers of Bismarck, regretted that the volume ends with the year 1871. The present study relies in part on the unpublished manuscripts in which Stosch carried the story into the 1890’s. […]“In presenting the political life of Stosch, I have chosen to recount the events of his career and the development of his opinions at some length. It seems to me that truth in modern German history has suffered from the attempts of doctrinaire theorists to cut events and personalities to their own patterns and that what is needed is biographies and monographs which present more elaborate descriptions and more subtle and complex explanations of men and their actions than do books which drive a thesis. Also, it is hoped that to the general historian narrative and descriptive I detail in a specialized account will be more useful than a bare statement.”

From Bismarck to Hitler: The Background of Modern German Nationalism

by Dr Louis L. Snyder

“It is a most unusual picture that meets our eyes, varying in color from the black and white of ultra-conservative, traditional nationalism to the red of radicalism and the black and red of national socialism. The Germany of 1862-1935 has known every array of nationalism, from the Jacobin variety through humanitarian nationalism and passionate Hitlerite super-nationalism. It is our purpose to clarify this background, to show on what foundation modern integral nationalism rests. The task of selecting the most important elements from this distorted picture is an extremely difficult one, but the attempt, at least, must be made.”

Cancer, Cocaine and Courage: The Story of Dr. William Halsted

by William D. Crane Arthur J. Beckhard

Originally published in 1960 by co-authors Arthur J. Beckhard and William D. Crane, this is the story of Dr. William Halsted (1852-1922), an American surgeon who emphasized strict aseptic technique during surgical procedures and an early champion of newly discovered anesthetics. He introduced several new operations, including the radical mastectomy for breast cancer and along with William Osler (Professor of Medicine), Howard Atwood Kelly (Professor of Gynecology) and William H. Welch (Professor of Pathology), was one of the “Big Four” founding professors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.Throughout his professional life, he was addicted to cocaine and later also to morphine, which were not illegal during his time. The addictions were a direct result of Halsted’s use of himself as an experimental subject, in investigations on the effects of cocaine as an anesthetic agent.A fascinating read.

Wellington’s Campaigns in India

by Lt.-Col. R. G. Burton

Originally published in 1908 by the Intelligence Branch of the Indian Army, this is a complete and connected account of the campaigns of the Duke of Wellington whilst in India, as written by Major R. G. Burton, 94th Russell’s Infantry, who later rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.An invaluable addition to any Indian Military History collection.

Because I Was Flesh: The Autobiography of Edward Dahlberg

by Edward Dahlberg

Few books in the history of New Directions have received such praise as came to Edward Dahlberg’s autobiography, Because I Was Flesh, which is now on our paperback list.Alfred Kazin wrote: “A work of extraordinary honesty, eloquence and power, it redeems with one mighty creative act the suffering of a lifetime. It is one of the few important American books published in our day.” And Allen Tate spoke of “the hair-raising honesty, the profound self-knowledge, and the formal elegance of the style,...a combination that has not previously appeared in an autobiography by an American.” Sir Herbert Read called the book, “A great achievement. A masterpiece. The magnificent portrait of the author’s mother is as relentless, as detailed, as loving as a late Rembrandt.”Because I Was Flesh is the story of Edward Dahlberg’s life as a child and young man—in Kansas City, in a Cleveland orphanage, in California and New York—and of the remarkable woman, his mother Lizzie, who shaped it. Seldom has there been so ruthless, and yet so tender a dissection of the mother-son relationship. And from it Lizzie Dahlberg, the lady barber of Kansas City, emerges as one of the unforgettable characters of our literature. This is a book of many dimensions, an authentic record from the inferno of modern city life, and a testament of American experience.

The Decline of Imperial Russia, 1855-1914

by Prof. Hugh Seton-Watson

The last sixty years of Imperial Russia are not only of great historical interest, but are significant for other countries and other periods. The social, economic, and political conditions which gave Lenin his opportunity were similar to those now giving birth to various types of revolutionary movements in many parts of the world.Dr. Seton-Watson’s penetrating analysis of the mainstreams of the declining decades of pre-Revolutionary Russia establishes clearly that the nation as a whole was trying to catch up with the advances made by Western Europe. But these attempts at social and economic change were nullified by one immutable and decisive factor—the dogma of autocracy. The tragedy of Russia was caused by the Czars’ insistence on absolute powers which they were incompetent to wield.The history of these years throws light on some of the problems that most urgently beset the statesmen of our own day and provides an impressive array of mistakes which they would do well to avoid in order to safeguard the survival of the free world.Illustrated with 8 maps.“First-rate history...clear and admirable survey of Russian development from the reign of Alexander II to the outbreak of the First World War.”—The New Leader.

Admiral Thunderbolt: The Spectacular Career of Peter Wessel, Norway’s Greatest Sea Hero

by Col. Hans Christian Adamson

“A Sea Cadet in 1711 and a Vice Admiral in 1718, young Wessel barged into battle against his Swedish foes wherever he found them, often in direct violation of orders issued by timid souls in the Admiralty. But Frederik IV, King of Denmark-Norway, loved a winner. He gave his youthful fighting cock promotion after promotion, over scores of officers of senior vintage. The result was that Peter had almost as many enemies among officers in the Danish-Norwegian Navy as he had in that of Sweden.“So great were his battle conquests and his services to the nation that Captain Wessel, soon after his twenty-fifth birthday, was given a Patent of Nobility and the name Tordenskjold. Roughly translated, this means (Torden) The Thunderbolt that Strikes and (Skjold) The Shield that Defends. In actions on land and sea, Tordenskjold lifted his nom de guerre to deathless and stratospheric heights.“While this book is based on historical events and peopled by real persons, it is by no means a definitive history. The Great Northern War, which ran from 1709 to 1719, sucked Denmark-Norway, Russia, Poland, and England into conflict against the then mighty Sweden. Its pattern is too complicated for compression into a one-volume book dedicated to pinpointing the career of a single participant. For that matter, the historical facts, folklore, and legends that have been built up over the centuries around Vice Admiral Peter Tordenskjold are so voluminous that, in themselves, they could cover quite a spread of bookshelf! The problem has not been what to put into this book, but what to leave out and still do justice to its subject.”

The Ancient Sun Kingdoms of the Americas Vol. I

by Victor Wolfgang von Hagen

For centuries the strange, exotic civilizations of the Aztecs, Mayas and Incas flowered in total separation from the rest of mankind. Then explorers stumbled on great pyramids and temples hidden in the forests of Guatemala and Yucatan, and fortress cities high up in the Andes, to find ‘things that have never been heard or seen before, or even dreamed about’ (Bernal Diaz).In The Ancient Sun Kingdoms of the Americas, first published in 1960, Victor von Hagen describes the history and cultures of each of these early civilizations, drawing on a lifetime’s experience of their sites, archeology and artifacts. His detailed knowledge of their institutions, economic structures and religious practices enables him to reconstruct the pattern of their daily life, and to explore their distinctive achievements in, for example, engineering, commence and communications. The account is illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, line-drawings, and reproductions from original prints.‘The Ancient Sun Kingdoms of the Americas vividly fulfils the author’s aim “to take these people out of the flow of the purely archaeological and put them back into the human stream of life”.’—Daily Telegraph

The Ancient Sun Kingdoms of the Americas Vol. II

by Victor Wolfgang von Hagen

For centuries the strange, exotic civilizations of the Aztecs, Mayas and Incas flowered in total separation from the rest of mankind. Then explorers stumbled on great pyramids and temples hidden in the forests of Guatemala and Yucatan, and fortress cities high up in the Andes, to find ‘things that have never been heard or seen before, or even dreamed about’ (Bernal Diaz).In The Ancient Sun Kingdoms of the Americas, first published in 1960, Victor von Hagen describes the history and cultures of each of these early civilizations, drawing on a lifetime’s experience of their sites, archeology and artifacts. His detailed knowledge of their institutions, economic structures and religious practices enables him to reconstruct the pattern of their daily life, and to explore their distinctive achievements in, for example, engineering, commence and communications. The account is illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, line-drawings, and reproductions from original prints.‘The Ancient Sun Kingdoms of the Americas vividly fulfils the author’s aim “to take these people out of the flow of the purely archaeological and put them back into the human stream of life”.’—Daily Telegraph

Great Western Indian Fights

by Members of the Potomac Corral of the Westerners

From 1832 to 1891 the states from the Great Lakes west to Oregon and south to Mexico saw scenes of massacre, bloody rout, ambush, fire, and pillage as the great Indian tribes-Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, Modoc, and Apache-fought desperately to turn back the invading white men.Recreated in this volume, original published in 1960, are twenty-odd battles crucial in the opening of the American West to white settlement. Among the battles included here are the Pierre’s Hole fight, the battle of Bandera Pass, the battle of Pyramid Lake, the battle of Wood Lake, the Canyon de Chelly rout, the battles of Adobe Walls, the Fetterman, Hayfield, and Wagon Box fights, the fight at Beecher Island, the battle of the Washita, the battles of Massacre Canyon and Palo Duro Canyon, the battle of the Rosebud, the battle of the Little Bighorn, the Dull Knife massacre, and the final, tragic battle at Wounded Knee.“A fine guide to the conflict that transpired across the wide Missouri.”—San Francisco Sunday Chronicle“An excellent account of most of the major fights between the white man and the Indian in…the western part of the United States.”—Library Journal“Two dozen of the most celebrated and hair-raising Indian fights on record. Good, solid reading, and a whole peck of it.”—New York Times Book Review

The Day Jesse James Was Killed

by Carl W. Breihan

Jesse James is Dead!On April 3, 1882, a bullet fired by Bob Ford from a Smith & Wesson .44 revolver ended the life of Jesse James, notorious badman. Since then, the James story has grown into a full-blown American legend.Here is the dramatic, day-by-day account of the gunman’s lawless adventures—which to some held the bravura of a Robin Hood and to others were wanton banditry—right up to the blood-curdling moment when Jesse is shot down dead in his own parlor.Now, for the first time, new material—drawn from authentic letters, old newspapers, and the personal remembrances of the James family, neighbors, and friends—casts a fascinating light on the motives and deeds of the entire James gang.

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