Book Review: ‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James’

'The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James'

My sister / co-author Teresa F. Duke and I are very honored to have received such a wonderful book review from Kris at Whiskey & Wit Book Reviews.  I’ll post an excerpt of it below and you can click on that excerpt to read the book review  in it’s entirety at Whiskey & Wit Book Reviews. While there, subscribe to her website for more great book reviews!

The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James: Based on Family Records, Forensic Evidence, and His Personal Journals by Daniel J. Duke and Teresa F. Duke

“As a historian, I approach straight history books with skepticism until the thesis is proven. Dukes’ thesis: Jesse James faked his death and lived out the rest of his life in Texas under the nom de guerre James L. Courtney. The authors’ reasoning is sound, their research impeccable, and their analysis is hard to refute. Conclusion: the thesis stands. This isn’t the first offering I’ve read by Daniel J. Duke. I was impressed then and doubly impressed with the brother-sister Duke Duo in The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James. I suggest reading (though it isn’t absolutely necessary) Duke’s debut historical, Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure: Secret Diaries, Coded Maps, and the Knights of the Golden Circle, where the author gives tremendous backstory, setting the stage for the jaw-dropping revelations in book two…”

You can purchase ‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James’ at InnerTraditions.com or anywhere books are sold!

'The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James'
‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James’