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"He regretted neither his robberies nor the seventeen murders that he laid claim to, but he would brood about his slanders and slight, his callow need for attention, his overwhelming vaingloriousness, and he was excessively genteel and polite in order to disguise what he thought was vulgar, primitive and depraved in his origins." Chapter 1, Page 5

"Folks sometimes take me for a nincompoop on account of the shabby first impression I make, whereas I've always thought of myself as being just a rung down from the James brothers. And, well, I was hoping if I ran into you aside from those peckerwoods, I could show you how special I am." Bob Ford on his first meeting with Jesse, Chapter 1, Page 10

"Insofar as it wasn't them that the James gang robbed, the public seemed to wish Jesse a prolonged life and great prosperity." Chapter 2, Page 67

"'And for the arrest and...

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