"About the Book Hansen has adapted his cult-classic novel about the notorious outlaw for the screenplay of Warner Bros.U upcoming feature film, starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. Book Synopsis Jesse James was a fabled outlaw, a charismatic, spiritual, larger-than-life bad man whose bloody exploits captured the imagination and admiration of a nation hungry for antiheroes. Robert Ford was a young upstart torn between dedicated worship and murderous jealousy, the ""dirty little coward"" who coveted Jesse's legend. The powerful, strange, and unforgettable story of their interweaving paths--and twin destinies that would collide in a rain of blood and betrayal--is a story of America in all her rough, conflicted glory and the myths that made her. Review Quotes ""Hansen has turned low history into high art. This is a terrific book."" -- Newsday ""Here is THE James book . . . Put Hansen on your bedside table."" -- Richmond News-Leader ""This book is a wonderful achievement."" -- San Francisco Chronicle ""One of our finest stylists of American historical fiction."" -- Christian Science Monitor"