On April 3, 1882, Robert Ford kills Jesse James. It was a betrayal by Ford, a new recruit to James’s gang who sought to be pardoned in exchange for eliminating James. His death is followed by years of rumors that he somehow survived. The allure of the legend of Jesse James is the same as the American Wild West. It is filled with stories of near death adventures and dealings with the law. True Grit by Charles Portis is one of those classic western plots. It’s magnetic take on its protagonist, Mattie Ross, taking justice for herself in an unforgiving American West has inspired two Hollywood films.

Book Title: True Grit

Book Author: Charles Portis

ISBN Number: 1585673692

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