Ride the Razor's Edge
by Carl W. Breihan; HB; $15.95 -- Ride the Razor's Edge dramatically describes the Younger Brothers adventures, while also placing their actions in the wider perspective of the times in which they lived. The story tracks the deeds and misdeeds of Cole Younger and his brothers James, John, and Bob, and tells the story of a troubled state during the late 1800s. From their Civil War battles against the Union with William Quantrill and his band of guerrillas, to the raid in Lawrence, Kansas, to their first bank robbery in Liberty, Missouri, the Youngers were both heroes and foes of their state. Using family records, personal letters, and interviews with a nephew of the Youngers, author Carl W. Breihan lends credence to the captivating legends of these notorious brothers, making this story an enthralling and entertaining one.