The Story of Cole Younger, by Himself


Read by William A Crenshaw

(4.4 stars; 34 reviews)

Autobiography of Cole Younger, American Civil War veteran and member of the Jesse James gang. Cole Younger was a member of Quantrill's Raiders during the Civil War and along with his brother, Jim Younger and the James brothers, robbed banks and trains during the 1870's. (Summary by William A Crenshaw) (3 hr 22 min)

Chapters

00 - Why This Book Is Here 2:57 Read by William A Crenshaw
01 - Boyhood Days 11:14 Read by William A Crenshaw
02 - Dark and Bloody Ground 3:50 Read by William A Crenshaw
03 - Driven From Home 4:05 Read by William A Crenshaw
04 - The Trap that Failed 3:16 Read by William A Crenshaw
05 - Vengeance Indeed 3:24 Read by William A Crenshaw
06 - In the Enemies' Lines 2:41 Read by William A Crenshaw
07 - Lone Jack 8:09 Read by William A Crenshaw
08 - A Foul Crime 3:09 Read by William A Crenshaw
09 - How Elkins Escaped 4:05 Read by William A Crenshaw
10 - A Price on My Head 3:47 Read by William A Crenshaw
11 - Betrayed 4:08 Read by William A Crenshaw
12 - Quantrell on War 3:06 Read by William A Crenshaw
13 - The Palmyra Butchery 5:09 Read by William A Crenshaw
14 - Lawrence 5:44 Read by William A Crenshaw
15 - Chasing Cotton Thieves 4:22 Read by William A Crenshaw
16 - A Clash with Apaches 5:00 Read by William A Crenshaw
17 - The Edicts of Outlawry 5:44 Read by William A Crenshaw
18 - Not All Black 2:09 Read by William A Crenshaw
19 - A Duel and an Auction 6:11 Read by William A Crenshaw
20 - Laurels Unsought 9:59 Read by William A Crenshaw
21 - The Truth About Jim Younger 4:33 Read by William A Crenshaw
22 - Amnesty Bill Fails 5:37 Read by William A Crenshaw
23 - Belle Starr 2:51 Read by William A Crenshaw
24 - Mr. Dykes 2:35 Read by William A Crenshaw
25 - Eluding the Police 2:42 Read by William A Crenshaw
26 - Ben Butler's Money 2:47 Read by William A Crenshaw
27 - Horace Greeley Perry 2:26 Read by William A Crenshaw
28 - The Northfield Raid 7:25 Read by William A Crenshaw
29 - A Chase to the Death 7:34 Read by William A Crenshaw
30 - To Prison for Life 2:43 Read by William A Crenshaw
31 - Some Private History 4:11 Read by William A Crenshaw
32 - Lost - Twenty Five Years 5:03 Read by William A Crenshaw
33 - The Star of Hope 6:32 Read by William A Crenshaw
34 - On Parole 1:43 Read by William A Crenshaw
35 - Jim Gives It Up 4:00 Read by William A Crenshaw
36 - Free Again 3:18 Read by William A Crenshaw
37 - The Wild West 1:24 Read by William A Crenshaw
38 - What My Life Has Taught Me 32:46 Read by William A Crenshaw

Reviews

Very interesting book


(4 stars)

I found this book very interesting. Now I got to hear the other side of the story from the notorious alleged member of the Jesse James gang! The reader, Mr Crenshaw has a very good speaking voice, very appropriate for this narration too, though I think he speaks a bit too fast and sometimes and occasionally oddly repeats entire sentences.

Cole Younger's Defense Brief


(3 stars)

This book has moments (particularly the Civil War bits and describing the Mansfield Minnesota bank robbery which earned Younger his jail term). But much of it is devoted to denying this or that charge, which is more interesting to a jury than the listener. Worth time, but you may want to skip a chapter or two.

Cole Younger not who I thought he was


(4 stars)

This book is a whole lot different story than I heard growing.up. I was very surprised by this, I am glad I was able to hear it. Thanks Librivox for this very well read book.


(4 stars)

Reader did a good job, but I fear the content (that Cole wrote down) was BS! Cole pretty much denied all he was accused of. Yah right Cole.. All in all, it was a fun 3 hour listen!

Cole Younger


(5 stars)

History is often written by those with hidden purposes. Like reporters looking for the most outlandish story. The truth is secondary. A thought provoking account. Glad to have read and well read.


(5 stars)

I live in the area of Western Missouri around Harrisonville where cole younger grew up. This book is authentic & historic as it could get!


(3.5 stars)

disjointed story with a bland reader. Still, the author is interesting enough to merit the listening