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This definitive biography of William Clarke Quantrill reveals the characteristics and events that led a quiet Ohio schoolteacher to become the most feared and notorious guerrilla of the Civil War. A virulently pro-slavery Confederate soldier and a brilliant tactician, Quantrill was a charismatic warrior who attracted hundreds of followers to his side--notably the teenaged Frank James, Jesse James, and Cole Younger. The peak of his career came on August 21, 1863, when he led 450 men in a dawn raid on the staunchly Unionist town of Lawrence, Kansas, executing roughly 200 unarmed, unresisting men and teenage boys in what became the greatest atrocity of the Civil War.
Brilliantly weaving together eyewitness accounts, letters, memories, newspaper articles, and military reports into a riveting narrative, this groundbreaking work penetrates the myth of a cardboard-cutout psychopath to expose Quantrill in all his brutality and human complexity. It includes the most accurate account ever written of the Lawrence, Kansas massacre and also details the postwar outlaw careers of those who rode with him.
Recensione: William Clarke Quantrill was quite possibly the most dangerous man to fight in the Civil War. The leader of an almost psychopathic band of guerrilla warriors, Quantrill participated as a Confederate in a deadly border war between Southern sympathizers in Missouri and the Unionist Jayhawks of Kansas. He was largely responsible for the 1863 massacre of nearly 200 unresisting men and boys in Lawrence, Kansas, as well as dozens of other brutal acts that today would be called terrorism. Among the notorious men who rode with him were Frank and Jesse James, whose postwar crime careers are briefly reviewed. Edward E. Leslie provides an objective treatment of his controversial subject, and readers will appreciate his ability to tell a good story--including the one about why Quantrill's bones currently rest in three different states and why a forensically correct wax reconstruction of his head can be found in the refrigerator of an Ohio historical society. --John J. Miller
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Descrizione libro Blackstone Audio Inc, 2010. Compact Disc. Condizione libro: Brand New. mp3 una edition. 7.25x5.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 1441719156