Northfield

Northfield

On September 7, 1876, the James-Younger gang attempted to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota, with disastrous consequences. In a unique, compelling approach, author Johnny D. Boggs shifts perspectives from one first-person account to ano...

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Title:Northfield
Author:Johnny D. Boggs
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Genres:Westerns
ISBN:Northfield
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:258 pages pages

Northfield Reviews

  • Michael Wilson
    Jul 01, 2016

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

    At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book, but as I got into it started to flow better. There is something about having one event told by many different views. You heard from the outlaws and from the people they came in contact with. It was about Jesse James and his "...

    A new favorite western writer I really enjoyed the approach taken by the author. The writing was excellent. He captured both the different perspectives and voices of the characters and wove them into a tightly structured and entirely believable rendition of an oft told story. If you...

    Westerns are not my genre, but Jesse James is a fascinating historical character, so I decided to try this book. I really enjoyed it. I liked the constantly changing point of view, and I felt the author did a great job installing personality into each character, even when that characte...

    I rather liked the style of telling the events from many different 1st-person perspectives. Of course, much of it was entirely fictionalized. Boggs changed up the narrative style to match the storytellers', which kept it interesting, without also being repetitive. ...

    One of the best books I have read in some time. I found the telling of this story, which most of us already know, from the view of many of its participants very interesting and entertaining. I look forward to reading more of Johnny D. Boggs works. ...

    Review This is a good western biology of the James and Younger gang that made a trip north to Wisconsin. And their capture and subsequent life. I like the way the author made it like the people they came in contact with seem to be telling the story. ...

    Good western. Johnny Boggs is a new author to me. His view of the James-Younger raid on Northfield Minnesota is well written and entertaining. I enjoyed that each chapter was from another point of view e w. ...

  • Beth
    Mar 04, 2009

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

  • Emily
    Jan 08, 2011

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

    At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book, but as I got into it started to flow better. There is something about having one event told by many different views. You heard from the outlaws and from the people they came in contact with. It was about Jesse James and his "...

  • Coalbanks
    Feb 22, 2008

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

    At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book, but as I got into it started to flow better. There is something about having one event told by many different views. You heard from the outlaws and from the people they came in contact with. It was about Jesse James and his "...

    A new favorite western writer I really enjoyed the approach taken by the author. The writing was excellent. He captured both the different perspectives and voices of the characters and wove them into a tightly structured and entirely believable rendition of an oft told story. If you...

    Westerns are not my genre, but Jesse James is a fascinating historical character, so I decided to try this book. I really enjoyed it. I liked the constantly changing point of view, and I felt the author did a great job installing personality into each character, even when that characte...

    I rather liked the style of telling the events from many different 1st-person perspectives. Of course, much of it was entirely fictionalized. Boggs changed up the narrative style to match the storytellers', which kept it interesting, without also being repetitive. ...

    One of the best books I have read in some time. I found the telling of this story, which most of us already know, from the view of many of its participants very interesting and entertaining. I look forward to reading more of Johnny D. Boggs works. ...

    Review This is a good western biology of the James and Younger gang that made a trip north to Wisconsin. And their capture and subsequent life. I like the way the author made it like the people they came in contact with seem to be telling the story. ...

    Good western. Johnny Boggs is a new author to me. His view of the James-Younger raid on Northfield Minnesota is well written and entertaining. I enjoyed that each chapter was from another point of view e w. ...

    I really liked this book. I live about 15 miles North of Northfield and have always been intrigued by the history of the town. I liked how the book changed vantage points during the story and I also liked hearing the story from some of the townspeople and farmers the James gang had con...

    Clear, concise, good characterization, sets the scene & atmosphere, does not over dramatize, could have been better with contemporary photos but overall a good read & better than others on the subject. ...

  • Erik
    Jul 28, 2010

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

    At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book, but as I got into it started to flow better. There is something about having one event told by many different views. You heard from the outlaws and from the people they came in contact with. It was about Jesse James and his "...

    A new favorite western writer I really enjoyed the approach taken by the author. The writing was excellent. He captured both the different perspectives and voices of the characters and wove them into a tightly structured and entirely believable rendition of an oft told story. If you...

    Westerns are not my genre, but Jesse James is a fascinating historical character, so I decided to try this book. I really enjoyed it. I liked the constantly changing point of view, and I felt the author did a great job installing personality into each character, even when that characte...

    I rather liked the style of telling the events from many different 1st-person perspectives. Of course, much of it was entirely fictionalized. Boggs changed up the narrative style to match the storytellers', which kept it interesting, without also being repetitive. ...

    One of the best books I have read in some time. I found the telling of this story, which most of us already know, from the view of many of its participants very interesting and entertaining. I look forward to reading more of Johnny D. Boggs works. ...

    Review This is a good western biology of the James and Younger gang that made a trip north to Wisconsin. And their capture and subsequent life. I like the way the author made it like the people they came in contact with seem to be telling the story. ...

    Good western. Johnny Boggs is a new author to me. His view of the James-Younger raid on Northfield Minnesota is well written and entertaining. I enjoyed that each chapter was from another point of view e w. ...

    I really liked this book. I live about 15 miles North of Northfield and have always been intrigued by the history of the town. I liked how the book changed vantage points during the story and I also liked hearing the story from some of the townspeople and farmers the James gang had con...

  • Rachel
    Jun 24, 2011

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

  • Eric
    Jul 13, 2010

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

  • Shaina
    Jul 23, 2010

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

  • Steve Chaput
    Nov 29, 2016

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

  • Dina
    Jul 23, 2013

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

    At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book, but as I got into it started to flow better. There is something about having one event told by many different views. You heard from the outlaws and from the people they came in contact with. It was about Jesse James and his "...

    A new favorite western writer I really enjoyed the approach taken by the author. The writing was excellent. He captured both the different perspectives and voices of the characters and wove them into a tightly structured and entirely believable rendition of an oft told story. If you...

    Westerns are not my genre, but Jesse James is a fascinating historical character, so I decided to try this book. I really enjoyed it. I liked the constantly changing point of view, and I felt the author did a great job installing personality into each character, even when that characte...

  • RollingT
    Jan 02, 2011

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

    At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book, but as I got into it started to flow better. There is something about having one event told by many different views. You heard from the outlaws and from the people they came in contact with. It was about Jesse James and his "...

    A new favorite western writer I really enjoyed the approach taken by the author. The writing was excellent. He captured both the different perspectives and voices of the characters and wove them into a tightly structured and entirely believable rendition of an oft told story. If you...

    Westerns are not my genre, but Jesse James is a fascinating historical character, so I decided to try this book. I really enjoyed it. I liked the constantly changing point of view, and I felt the author did a great job installing personality into each character, even when that characte...

    I rather liked the style of telling the events from many different 1st-person perspectives. Of course, much of it was entirely fictionalized. Boggs changed up the narrative style to match the storytellers', which kept it interesting, without also being repetitive. ...

    One of the best books I have read in some time. I found the telling of this story, which most of us already know, from the view of many of its participants very interesting and entertaining. I look forward to reading more of Johnny D. Boggs works. ...

    Review This is a good western biology of the James and Younger gang that made a trip north to Wisconsin. And their capture and subsequent life. I like the way the author made it like the people they came in contact with seem to be telling the story. ...

    Good western. Johnny Boggs is a new author to me. His view of the James-Younger raid on Northfield Minnesota is well written and entertaining. I enjoyed that each chapter was from another point of view e w. ...

    I really liked this book. I live about 15 miles North of Northfield and have always been intrigued by the history of the town. I liked how the book changed vantage points during the story and I also liked hearing the story from some of the townspeople and farmers the James gang had con...

    Clear, concise, good characterization, sets the scene & atmosphere, does not over dramatize, could have been better with contemporary photos but overall a good read & better than others on the subject. ...

    A very interesting read...much different than the conception of the Northfield bank robbery by Jesse James and his gang. More in depth about their participation, the injuries, and lives after the event. ...

    Read my review at my blog. ...

    I really enjoyed the story and the author brought the era to life. I assume the charactrerization were close to real. A very good story. ...

  • Robert
    Jan 14, 2015

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

  • John
    Jan 05, 2011

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

    At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book, but as I got into it started to flow better. There is something about having one event told by many different views. You heard from the outlaws and from the people they came in contact with. It was about Jesse James and his "...

    A new favorite western writer I really enjoyed the approach taken by the author. The writing was excellent. He captured both the different perspectives and voices of the characters and wove them into a tightly structured and entirely believable rendition of an oft told story. If you...

    Westerns are not my genre, but Jesse James is a fascinating historical character, so I decided to try this book. I really enjoyed it. I liked the constantly changing point of view, and I felt the author did a great job installing personality into each character, even when that characte...

    I rather liked the style of telling the events from many different 1st-person perspectives. Of course, much of it was entirely fictionalized. Boggs changed up the narrative style to match the storytellers', which kept it interesting, without also being repetitive. ...

    One of the best books I have read in some time. I found the telling of this story, which most of us already know, from the view of many of its participants very interesting and entertaining. I look forward to reading more of Johnny D. Boggs works. ...

  • Ron
    Mar 21, 2012

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

    At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book, but as I got into it started to flow better. There is something about having one event told by many different views. You heard from the outlaws and from the people they came in contact with. It was about Jesse James and his "...

    A new favorite western writer I really enjoyed the approach taken by the author. The writing was excellent. He captured both the different perspectives and voices of the characters and wove them into a tightly structured and entirely believable rendition of an oft told story. If you...

    Westerns are not my genre, but Jesse James is a fascinating historical character, so I decided to try this book. I really enjoyed it. I liked the constantly changing point of view, and I felt the author did a great job installing personality into each character, even when that characte...

    I rather liked the style of telling the events from many different 1st-person perspectives. Of course, much of it was entirely fictionalized. Boggs changed up the narrative style to match the storytellers', which kept it interesting, without also being repetitive. ...

    One of the best books I have read in some time. I found the telling of this story, which most of us already know, from the view of many of its participants very interesting and entertaining. I look forward to reading more of Johnny D. Boggs works. ...

    Review This is a good western biology of the James and Younger gang that made a trip north to Wisconsin. And their capture and subsequent life. I like the way the author made it like the people they came in contact with seem to be telling the story. ...

    Good western. Johnny Boggs is a new author to me. His view of the James-Younger raid on Northfield Minnesota is well written and entertaining. I enjoyed that each chapter was from another point of view e w. ...

    I really liked this book. I live about 15 miles North of Northfield and have always been intrigued by the history of the town. I liked how the book changed vantage points during the story and I also liked hearing the story from some of the townspeople and farmers the James gang had con...

    Clear, concise, good characterization, sets the scene & atmosphere, does not over dramatize, could have been better with contemporary photos but overall a good read & better than others on the subject. ...

    A very interesting read...much different than the conception of the Northfield bank robbery by Jesse James and his gang. More in depth about their participation, the injuries, and lives after the event. ...

    Read my review at my blog. ...

  • Carlos Mendoza
    Aug 06, 2010

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

    At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book, but as I got into it started to flow better. There is something about having one event told by many different views. You heard from the outlaws and from the people they came in contact with. It was about Jesse James and his "...

    A new favorite western writer I really enjoyed the approach taken by the author. The writing was excellent. He captured both the different perspectives and voices of the characters and wove them into a tightly structured and entirely believable rendition of an oft told story. If you...

    Westerns are not my genre, but Jesse James is a fascinating historical character, so I decided to try this book. I really enjoyed it. I liked the constantly changing point of view, and I felt the author did a great job installing personality into each character, even when that characte...

    I rather liked the style of telling the events from many different 1st-person perspectives. Of course, much of it was entirely fictionalized. Boggs changed up the narrative style to match the storytellers', which kept it interesting, without also being repetitive. ...

  • Jessica
    Aug 21, 2010

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

  • Mrs.b
    Jun 09, 2011

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

  • Barb B
    May 12, 2011

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

    At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book, but as I got into it started to flow better. There is something about having one event told by many different views. You heard from the outlaws and from the people they came in contact with. It was about Jesse James and his "...

    A new favorite western writer I really enjoyed the approach taken by the author. The writing was excellent. He captured both the different perspectives and voices of the characters and wove them into a tightly structured and entirely believable rendition of an oft told story. If you...

    Westerns are not my genre, but Jesse James is a fascinating historical character, so I decided to try this book. I really enjoyed it. I liked the constantly changing point of view, and I felt the author did a great job installing personality into each character, even when that characte...

    I rather liked the style of telling the events from many different 1st-person perspectives. Of course, much of it was entirely fictionalized. Boggs changed up the narrative style to match the storytellers', which kept it interesting, without also being repetitive. ...

    One of the best books I have read in some time. I found the telling of this story, which most of us already know, from the view of many of its participants very interesting and entertaining. I look forward to reading more of Johnny D. Boggs works. ...

    Review This is a good western biology of the James and Younger gang that made a trip north to Wisconsin. And their capture and subsequent life. I like the way the author made it like the people they came in contact with seem to be telling the story. ...

    Good western. Johnny Boggs is a new author to me. His view of the James-Younger raid on Northfield Minnesota is well written and entertaining. I enjoyed that each chapter was from another point of view e w. ...

    I really liked this book. I live about 15 miles North of Northfield and have always been intrigued by the history of the town. I liked how the book changed vantage points during the story and I also liked hearing the story from some of the townspeople and farmers the James gang had con...

    Clear, concise, good characterization, sets the scene & atmosphere, does not over dramatize, could have been better with contemporary photos but overall a good read & better than others on the subject. ...

    A very interesting read...much different than the conception of the Northfield bank robbery by Jesse James and his gang. More in depth about their participation, the injuries, and lives after the event. ...

  • Ken Schloman
    Apr 01, 2015

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

  • Izzie
    Jul 22, 2011

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

  • Galaxy Press
    Jul 30, 2018

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

  • Lee Tyner
    Feb 21, 2017

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

  • Martha Peebles
    May 13, 2017

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

  • Jody Mabry
    Jan 13, 2015

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

  • Thomas Todd
    Feb 14, 2018

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

  • Richard Stover
    Jun 21, 2016

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

    At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book, but as I got into it started to flow better. There is something about having one event told by many different views. You heard from the outlaws and from the people they came in contact with. It was about Jesse James and his "...

    A new favorite western writer I really enjoyed the approach taken by the author. The writing was excellent. He captured both the different perspectives and voices of the characters and wove them into a tightly structured and entirely believable rendition of an oft told story. If you...

    Westerns are not my genre, but Jesse James is a fascinating historical character, so I decided to try this book. I really enjoyed it. I liked the constantly changing point of view, and I felt the author did a great job installing personality into each character, even when that characte...

    I rather liked the style of telling the events from many different 1st-person perspectives. Of course, much of it was entirely fictionalized. Boggs changed up the narrative style to match the storytellers', which kept it interesting, without also being repetitive. ...

    One of the best books I have read in some time. I found the telling of this story, which most of us already know, from the view of many of its participants very interesting and entertaining. I look forward to reading more of Johnny D. Boggs works. ...

    Review This is a good western biology of the James and Younger gang that made a trip north to Wisconsin. And their capture and subsequent life. I like the way the author made it like the people they came in contact with seem to be telling the story. ...

  • Russ
    Dec 05, 2017

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

  • Joel Stronberg
    May 21, 2016

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...

    I was intrigued by the concept of the same story with different viewpoints. However, some of seemed to be completely unrelated to central story of the book. I stopped early. To for me. ...

    I love the writing style! Each chapter is told from a different person's perspective. Sometimes they overlap so that you really get a feel for what happened in, before, and after the James/Younger gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, MN. The book is short enough to hold your a...

    I really enjoyed this western about the James/Younger robbery attempt in Northfield. Every chapter is told by a different character, some outlaws, some lawmen or townspeople. I found it fascinating that the author could make me feel empathy and even like Cole Younger and even Frank Jam...

    Interesting account of the Jesse James gang's defeat in Northfield, MN. I liked how the book didn't tell the story from an omniscient narrator, but from the point of view of many different characters. I liked that the same scene could be viewed from one character and then another, it m...

    It took a little bit to get going and it took me a little time to get used to the various (many) different styles of "speaking" in the book. Each chapter is written from a different person's perspective, which slowed me down some. In addition, the perspectives included the person's spe...

    A very interesting take on the James/ Younger gng attempt to rob the Northfield Minn.bank, an effort that was total disaster. A very good historical novel. Told from a variety on view points of people touched by this robbery. Being from Missouri, the lore of Jesse James will always dra...

    I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was the outlaws, maybe it was that I don't live too far from Northfield. I think my favorite part of the book is how Johnny Boggs writes in the perspective of everyone directly and indirectly involved in the attempted heist. It brings the daily li...

    I think this was one of the first books that I read on my new Nook! While I truly enjoyed the historical accuracy (my dad would totally dig this story), the locations and plot twists were difficult to follow. I made a lot of connections to a movie that was about the brothers, so this h...

    As others have said....unique way of storytelling. Each chapter spoken by a person either indirectly or directly involved with the Northfield Bank Robbery and murder. At times I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who with the 8 outlaws... they used different names; nicknames...

    This book was interesting. It follows the James-Younger band through their disastrous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota but each chapter is from the view point of a different character involved, whether bank robber or innocent bystander. This could make for a good book for a high s...

    At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this book, but as I got into it started to flow better. There is something about having one event told by many different views. You heard from the outlaws and from the people they came in contact with. It was about Jesse James and his "...

    A new favorite western writer I really enjoyed the approach taken by the author. The writing was excellent. He captured both the different perspectives and voices of the characters and wove them into a tightly structured and entirely believable rendition of an oft told story. If you...

  • John
    Jun 09, 2018

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

  • D. E.
    Feb 19, 2018

    Really enjoyed this book, apparently as this is my second reading of it. Author Johnny Boggs does an excellent job of telling the story of the famous James/Younger gang robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. These boys headed north to rob them some Union money. Never having ventur...

    Entertaining. Told from the point of view of all those involved before, during, and after the aborted bank robbery. Total take from the robbery - about $20. ...

    The attempted bank robbery in Northfield, MN is well known from books and films, but Boggs does an amazing job in this book. Telling the tale from the perspective of individuals on both sides of the law. Boggs uses the names of actual people who lived through the events. The narrato...

    Goodreads is a great tool for those who love books. Using Goodreads I had read several reviews prior to jumping into this. Knowing somewhat to expect really helped. This is a book about the James-Younger gang and their disastrous robbery of a bank in the town of Northfield, Minnesota. ...

    I think "Northfield" was the first novel I had read by Johnny Boggs. What amazed me was how complicated the story line actually was. It is told in sequence but as a combination of narratives. When I asked him about it, he confirmed that it was indeed amazingly difficult to pull off. Bu...

    Interesting story about Jesse James and his gangs attempt to rob the Northfield bank. Told from the persepective of the participants, the author weaves a fictional narrative around the known facts to bring the characters alive. ...

    Good Book. I have enjoyed reading this book on Jesse James and his gang. I will be reading books by this author in the future. ...

    An excellent western novel. Which became the movie The Great Northfield Raid starring Cliff Robertson, Robert Duval and Luke Askew. ...