The Last Ride of the James-Younger Gang
Jesse James and the Northfield Raid 1876


By Sean McLachlan
Illustrated by Peter Dennis & Johnny Shumate

This book is number 35 in the Raid series of books available from Osprey Publishing.

The book begins with a short introduction to the James family and how they became outlaws during and after the Civil War. These few pages set the tone for the remainder of the book.

The contents of this book are:

  • Introduction
  • Origins
  • Initial Strategy
  • Funding the Operations
  • The Plan
  • The Raid
  • Inside the Bank
  • Escape from Northfield
  • Hunt for the gang
  • Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index

In the 80 pages that make up this book the reader learns much about what is fable and what is historical fact. There are also numerous period photographs and illustrations to complement the written material. These photographs and illustrations draw a picture in the reader’s mind of the events of that fateful day as the story unfolds. I would caution some readers who may be squeamish that there are photographs in this book that they may find distasteful.

Raid 35, The Last Ride of the James-Younger Gang is a fact filled photographically rich book that would appeal to the historian or the gamer looking to recreate this western event.

This book is available from Osprey Publications.

This book is available in three different formats and they are;

Paperback Book


ePub eBook


PDF eBook