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The Chivalry of Crime

Barry, Desmond

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ISBN 10: 0316120383 / ISBN 13: 9780316120388
Published by Little Brown & Co, Boston, 2000
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Yellow hardcover w/white lettering. First Edition. Light edgewear to coversCovers clean/bright. Pages all unmarked/clean. Binding solid. Jacket w/light edgewear. Unclipped/clean. Solid. SIGNED by author on title page w/no inscription. 473 pp. Bookseller Inventory # A07468

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Title: The Chivalry of Crime

Publisher: Little Brown & Co, Boston

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: very good +

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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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.

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"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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