Hard Way Out of Hell

Hard Way Out of Hell

The Confessions of Cole Younger

Large Print - 2016 | First edition
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In 1913, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Lawrence, Kansas, Massacre, former bushwhacker Cole Younger stands before a preacher at a tent revival. "I was, I remain, and I will always be a wicked man," Younger states, taking a step toward salvation. For a man like Cole Younger, there is much to confess. Born to a well-to-do Missouri family, Cole Younger dreams of being a good Christian, joining the Masons, marrying a good woman -- maybe even following his parents' dream and becoming a preacher -- and living in peace. But western Missouri and fate -- along with Cole Younger's principles and temper -- twist that road. As Cole's father tries to remain loyal to the Union, the family is tormented by Southern sympathizers. Eventually, a callous Union militia officer drives Cole into hiding, and he joins the bushwhacker raiders led by William Clarke Quantrill, where Cole befriends Frank James. When the ugly, brutal war ends, Cole still can't find peace. As a Confederate irregular, he remains a wanted man, so he reluctantly joins Frank and Jesse James and other disenfranchised bushwhackers -- eventually including three of Cole's brothers -- on a string of crimes across the West and South
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781683242147
Branch Call Number: LT Western BOGGS,J
Characteristics: 328 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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