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Sinopsis: 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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Review: Nathan Bedford Forrest was the only soldier to rise from the rank of private to general during the U.S. Civil War. At once "a soft-spoken gentleman of marked placidity and an overbearing bully of homicidal wrath," Forrest is best remembered for the combination of brilliant military leadership and flamboyant bravery that drove his Confederate cavalry troops from victory to victory on the battlefield. His subordinates feared him (he shot those who turned tail), as did his enemies (he rarely lost a fight). General Sherman once said that Forrest must be "hunted down and killed if it costs 10,000 lives and bankrupts the [national] treasury." Detractors point out that Forrest never has been exonerated from the Fort Pillow massacre, in which many Union soldiers, most of them black, were slaughtered after attempting to surrender. Following the war, he went on to found the Ku Klux Klan. Late in life, however, Forrest disavowed racial hatred and called for black political advancement. Author Jack Hurst has written the essential biography of a complex and compelling man who was arguably the Civil War's most remarkable soldier. (Movie trivia: Forrest Gump's mother named her son after this general.)
Título: NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST A Biography
Año de publicación: 1993
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Knopf, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Contains some, or all, of the following: highlights, notes, and underlining. Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000358022
Descripción Knopf, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería S_204444555
Descripción Knopf, 1993. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0394551893-2-4
Descripción Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. 0394551893 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Nº de ref. de la librería POXM-0394551893
Descripción Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fair. 434 page book is in good condition with edgewear, discoloration spots inside the back cover, and slightly cocked spine. DJ is in fair condition with significant edgewear, scuffed/discolored cover, and tears/creases along edges, spine ends, and corners. Nº de ref. de la librería 029804
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf 1st printing, NY, 1993. x, 436 p., frontis, maps, notes, index, 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 64246
Descripción Knopf, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0394551893
Descripción Knopf, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 14843857
Descripción Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0394551893. Nº de ref. de la librería FV-0275434
Descripción Knopf, New York, 1993. hardcover. Estado de conservación: near fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: very good. First. Illus. 434pp. 8vo, 1/2 black cloth, d.w. lightly sunned on spine portion. New York: Knopf, 1993. Very good. Nº de ref. de la librería 266757