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Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biography (Vintage Civil War Library)

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Amid the aristocratic ranks of the Confederate cavalry, Nathan Bedford Forrest was untutored, all but unlettered, and regarded as no more than a guerrilla. His tactic was the headlong charge, mounted with such swiftness and ferocity that General Sherman called him a "devil" who should "be hunted down and killed if it costs 10,000 lives and bankrupts the treasury." And in a war in which officers prided themselves on their decorum, Forrest habitually issued surrender-or-die ultimatums to the enemy and often intimidated his own superiors. After being in command at the notorious Fort Pillow Massacre, he went on to haunt the South as the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Now this epic figure is restored to human dimensions in an exemplary biography that puts both Forrest's genius and his savagery into the context of his time, chronicling his rise from frontiersman to slave trader, private to lieutenant general, Klansman to — eventually — New South businessman and racial moderate. Unflinching in its analysis and with extensive new research, Nathan Bedford Forrest is an invaluable and immensely readable addition to the literature of the Civil War.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]-415) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679748304
Author:
Hurst, Jack
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Forrest, nathan bedford, 1821-1877
Subject:
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Confederate States of America Biography.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Civil War Library
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19940331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.06x5.17x.95 in. .73 lbs.

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