New Book: ‘Secret History of the Wild, Wild West’

Reveals how Jesse James and other outlaws were part of a secret organization in search of lost treasures and political power

Author, Daniel J. Duke’s latest book; Secret History of the Wild, Wild West‘ is slated for release via his publisher, Inner Traditions/Bear & Co. this coming June 28th (available at bookstores around the globe and available for preorder now), very near the same time his interview with Regina Meredith of ‘Open Minds‘ with GAIA TV will air. We are really looking forward to this! Stay tuned for more updates as the release date nears!


Below is a short description of the book. More can be found at the publisher, Inner Traditions – Bear & Company :

“• Offers evidence from Jesse James’s secret encoded diaries

• Examines Jesse James’s close ties with other notorious outlaws, such as Johnny RingoJesse Evans, and Billy the Kid

• Shows how Jesse James was related, by blood or marriage, to powerful people in law enforcement and politics, including the elite families behind the Copperheads and the Knights of the Golden Circle organizations

Jesse James and many other Old West outlaws were much more than just wild cowboys. As author Daniel Duke–the great-great-grandson of Jesse James–reveals, James and other infamous outlaws were part of a larger organization, centuries old, that has affected U.S. history from the small, rural streets of early America to the highest levels of the nation’s government, with continuing influence to this day.

Drawing on his great-great-grandfather’s secret diaries, Duke unravels the hidden history of the Wild West to expose the outlaws, politicians, and secret societies who were pulling strings behind the scenes. He examines Jesse James’s close ties with other notorious outlaws, such as Johnny Ringo, Jesse Evans, and Billy the Kid, and demonstrates not only how James faked his death and lived out his life under an alias, but how Billy the Kid did the same. He also details how both Jesse James and Billy the Kid continued their work for the nameless organization after their faked deaths.

Exploring how Jesse James was related, by blood or marriage, to powerful people in law enforcement and politics, Duke details James’s connections to the Baylor family, who founded Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and other elite families who were instrumental in founding and leading the Copperheads and the Knights of the Golden Circle organizations before, during, and after the Civil War. The author shows how Jesse James was connected to former U.S. presidents Lyndon Baines Johnson and Harry S. Truman as well as LBJ’s man in the shadows, Texas mob figure Billie Sol Estes.

Exposing the secret agenda behind the outlaw gangs of the Wild West, Duke also reveals the stealthy war between the secret organization and its opposition that has been waged in the shadows for centuries.”

The Square Magazine – ‘Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure’ article — Daniel J. Duke

“Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure – Lost Templar Treasure: Secret Diaries, Coded Maps, and the Knights of the Golden Circle – An article published in the October 2020 Issue of The Square Magazine, now available online.

The Square Magazine – ‘Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure’ article — Daniel J. Duke

New Book: ‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James’

I am very happy to announce the soon to be released book, ‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James‘ by Teresa Duke and Daniel Duke,which is slated for release June 9th, 2020 via Inner Traditions – Bear and Company.

“A deep investigation into historical documents that prove the notorious outlaw Jesse James faked his own death

• Presents the legend of Jesse James and counters it with the real story, based on family records

• Provides photographic evidence, a journal of Jesse James’s, and historical records that prove James faked his death, verified by experts and civic authorities

• Debunks the 1995 DNA test results of James’s supposed remains

The story of the notorious outlaw Jesse James’s assassination at the hands of Robert Ford has been clouded with mystery ever since its inception. Now, James’s great-great-grandchildren Daniel and Teresa Duke present the results of more than 20 years of exhaustive research into state and federal records, photographs, newspaper reports, diaries, and a 1995 DNA test in search of the truth behind Jesse James’s demise.

Explaining how the accepted version of the history of Jesse James is wrong, the authors confirm their family’s oral tradition that James faked his own death in 1882 and lived out his remaining days in Texas. They methodically unravel the legend surrounding his death, with evidence vetted by qualified experts and civic authorities. They share the journal of their great-great-grandfather, kept from 1871 to 1876 and verified to be written in James’s handwriting. They reveal forensically confirmed photographs of James before and after his supposed killing, including one of James attending his own funeral. Examining James’s life both before and after his faked death, they provide an account of where he lived and who he associated with, including his interactions with secret societies. They compare the contradictory newspaper reports of James’s death with accounts by his family and associates, which support that the man buried as James was actually his cousin, and reveal how James tricked authorities into believing he had been killed.

Further supporting their claim, the authors debunk the DNA test results of the exhumation of James’s body in 1995. The Dukes detail the ways in which the test was fraudulent, an assertion supported by the deputy counselor for Clay County at the time of the testing. Backed by a wealth of evidence, the descendants of Jesse James conclusively prove what really happened to America’s Robin Hood.”

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‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James’ by Teresa F. Duke and Daniel J. Duke

Available for pre-order now and slated for release June 9th anywhere books are sold!

Thanks to our late mother/author Betty Dorsett Duke, my sister/author Teresa Duke, our ancestor Jesse Woodson James, our wonderful agent Fiona Spencer Thomas, our friend Matt Hamlin and friend/author Pip Lee and others.

Also, a huge thank you to our great publisher Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.

You can read our first book review here:  Whiskey & Wit Book Reviews! 

Please stop by my Goodreads page as well.

You can find the book at the locations below and many others around the globe.

https://www.innertraditions.com/books/the-mysterious-life-and-faked-death-of-jesse-james

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mysterious-life-and-faked-death-of-jesse-james-daniel-j-duke/1133754602

https://www.amazon.com/Jesse-James-Lost-Templar-Treasure/dp/1620558203/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Jesse+James+and+the+lost+templar+treasure&qid=1578359919&sr=8-1

https://www.booksamillion.com/product/Q652533276?id=7838954230285

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Mysterious-Life-and-Faked-Death-of-Jesse-James/Daniel-J-Duke/9781620559666

 

 

 

New Book! ‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James’ — Daniel J. Duke & Teresa F. Duke

A deep investigation into historical documents that prove the notorious outlaw Jesse James faked his own death.

via New Book! ‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James’ — Daniel J. Duke

Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure & Reviews — Daniel J. Duke

New book, Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure is now available anywhere books are sold, including Inner Traditions, Barnes & Noble and Amazon!

via Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure & Reviews — Daniel J. Duke