The Border Bandits

J. W. BUEL (1849 - 1920)

''An authentic and thrilling history of the noted outlaws Jesse and Frank James and their bands of highwaymen.compiled from reliable sources and containing the latest facts in regard to these desperate freebooters.'' (from the author's sub-title) The James brothers emerged from the Confederate guerrillas to become notorious outlaws of the American west rising to legendary status. J.W. Buel chronicles their path of robbery and murder across the West in short vignettes. - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): True Crime

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Larry Wilson
00:02:42
Play 01 Jesse and Frank James - Their Youth Larry Wilson
00:03:44
Play 02 Career as Guerrillas Pmiddy
00:04:07
Play 03 First Skirmishes Pmiddy
00:05:10
Play 04 Desolation of Lawrence Shashank Jakhmola
00:09:06
Play 05 Desperate Fighting by Squads Shashank Jakhmola
00:09:40
Play 06 Direful Massacre at Centralia John
00:05:23
Play 07 Fortune Turning Against the Guerrillas John
00:02:11
Play 08 The Whirlwind of Destruction Changes John
00:03:54
Play 09 Jesse James' Career in Texas John
00:04:14
Play 10 Robbery and Murder John
00:06:28
Play 11 Plundering a Kentucky Bank John
00:04:06
Play 12 Bank Robbery and Murder John
00:03:08
Play 13 Mysterious Hiding Place in Jackson Co. John
00:05:31
Play 14 Terrible Fight in Mexico John
00:05:27
Play 15 Plundering an Iowa Bank John
00:02:48
Play 16 Another Bank Robbery in Kentucky John
00:03:33
Play 17 Robbing the Cash Box at the Kansas City Fair John
00:03:23
Play 18 Plundering the Ste. Genevieve Bank John
00:04:37
Play 19 Wrecking and Plundering a Train John
00:05:11
Play 20 The Stage Robbery near Hot Springs Shashank Jakhmola
00:05:00
Play 21 Train Robbery at Gad's Hill John
00:05:28
Play 22 Wicher's Unfortunate Hunt for the James Boys Shashank Jakhmola
00:06:21
Play 23 Murdering Cow Boys and Driving off Cattle Shashank Jakhmola
00:03:05
Play 24 The Attack on the Samuels Residence Shashank Jakhmola
00:06:01
Play 25 Assassination of Daniel Askew Shashank Jakhmola
00:03:16
Play 26 The San Antonio Stage Robbery Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:03:56
Play 27 The Great Train Robbery at Muncie Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:04:50
Play 28 The Huntington Bank Robbery Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:03:16
Play 29 The Rocky Cut Train Robbery Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:06:01
Play 30 Fatal Attack on a Minnesota Bank John
00:08:12
Play 31 At Glendale—the Last Great Train Robbery John
00:05:44
Play 32 Shooting of Jesse James by George Shepherd John
00:17:04
Play 33 Why did Shepherd Shoot Jesse James? John
00:06:09
Play 34 Robbing of the Mammoth Cave Stage John
00:08:37
Play 35 Personal Characteristics of the James Boys Shashank Jakhmola
00:07:23
Play 36 The Union Pacific Express Robbery Shashank Jakhmola
00:12:33
Play 37 An Interview with the Younger Brothers Shashank Jakhmola
00:09:37
Play 38 Anecdotes of Jesse and Frank James Shashank Jakhmola
00:11:09
Play 39 Basham's Confession of the Glendale Robbery Shashank Jakhmola
00:07:51
Play 40 The Train Robbery at Winston, Mo. July 15, 1881 Adrian Stephens
00:17:04