The Chivalry of Crime

Desmond Barry

ISBN 10: 0224060627 / ISBN 13: 9780224060622
Verlag: Jonathan Cape, 2000
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| Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 473pp. | First in this, paperback, edition. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 165057

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Titel: The Chivalry of Crime

Verlag: Jonathan Cape

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

Einband: Paperback

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The Chivalry of Crime mingles the life of an imaginary boy with a factually faithful account of the lives of Jesse James and Robert Ford, the man who killed James. Joshua is determined to get a gun of his owna desire that puts his own life in jeopardy and reveals the painful realities masked by some of North Americas most cherished myths.

About the Author:

"A good friend of mine claims the first cannon fired in the American Civil War was made in Merthyr Tydfil, the town where I was born, once iron and coal capital of the world but now a rust town. My father worked on the assembly line at a local factory and my mother as a book-keeper in a local store. I'm 100% working class. We got our first television when I was six years old and I sat in my favorite place, under the huge dining table, to watch Wagon Train, Rawhide and Gunsmoke. The first movie I ever saw in a cinema was The Left Handed Gun, with Paul Newman playing Billy the Kid. Growing up in Merthyr was my Wild West. Friday and Saturday nights, bar-fights would break out and spill out onto the streets. A friend of mine was shot to death in a fight with his neighbor and another died in a police chase after stealing a Kawasaki motorcycle. The Wild Bunch. I saw every Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone movie. I was pretty bright in school so I got into University College London. Since then, I've worked in a Feminist Library and taught English in Italy. I met my wife in Italy and moved to America. Here, I've worked in construction as a laborer and as a book keeper, then I got into the MFA writing program at Columbia. Now, for four months of every year I coordinate English and Computer courses in Tibet. Whatever else I do to engage with the world, I always write."

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