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Author Mark Lee Gardner to Discuss new book: Shot All To Hell: The Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 6:53pm
Northfield Historical Society Executive Director Hayes Scriven announces that just in time for the 2013 Defeat of Jesse James Days, author Mark Lee Gardner will highlight some of the new findings about the Northfield raid in his recently released book Shot All to Hell: The Northfield Raid, and the Wild West’s Greatest Escape.
Soon after the book’s release in July, in her review in the New York Journal of Books, Doris Meredith says:
“Mr. Gardner's meticulously researched history of the Northfield raid and its bloody aftermath is told in the kind of compelling narrative that all historians should emulate. Not a word more than necessary is used to draw a clear and detailed picture of not only the eight members of the James-Younger gang, but of those whose lives were touched, or in some cases, ended by the outlaws.”
An authority on the American West, a musician and writer, Mr. Warner has appeared on a number of media, including the History Channel, PBS American Experience, and ABC World News. He writes for scholarly as well as popular audiences.
Adding substantially to what we know about America’s most famous bank robbery, on Thursday, Mr. Gardner will discuss why the James-Younger gang came to Minnesota. Copies of Shot All to Hell will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the presentation.
This event is geared to be a great kick off for the 2013 Defeat of Jesse James Days and Mr. Scriven notes that Mr. Gardner will be in town for the weekend of the festival.
Mr. Gardner's NHS presentation:
When: September 5th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Northfield Historical Society
Cost: Free and Open to the Public