Titolo: General Jo Shelby: Undefeated Rebel
Casa editrice: The University of North Carolina Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Foreword by Daniel E. Sutherland Preface Part One The Sign of the Centaur 1 Lincoln's Confederate General 2 Boyhood in Kentucky 3 Waverly: The Golden Years 4 The Border Wars 5 Steamboat Wedding 6 Missouri and the Union Part Two The Campaign of the Missouri State Guards 7 Boonville and Carthage 8 Wilson's Creek: The Face of War 9 A Star Added, A State Lost Part Three Shelby the Raider 10 A Colonel in the Cavalry 11 The Iron Brigade: First Newtonia 12 The Iron Brigade: Camp at Cross Hollows 13 The Iron Brigade: Cane Hill 14 The Iron Brigade: Prairie Grove 15 The Iron Brigade: Marmaduke and Shelby 16 Helena: Disaster in the West 17 Shelby's Great Raid 18 the End of the War in the West Part Four Mexico 19 Revolt Against Surrender 20 From Texas to Mexico 21 Across the Sabinas 22 Jeanningros 23 Parras and Encarnacin 24 Mexico City at Last 25 The Colonization Scheme 26 "The Mexican Times" Part Five The Bluegrass and Missouri Again 27 Home from the Wars 28 "The Bloody Bonds": The Gunn City Massacre 29 Coal Mining: Boom and Bust 30 Shelby in Reconstruction 31 The Trial of Frank James 32 A Friend Is Gone 33 The Great Pullman Strike 34 Missouri's Farewell Notes Index. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0807848786
Riassunto: This vivid work, first published by UNC Press in 1954, reveals General Joseph Orville Shelby as one of the best Confederate cavalry leaders--and certainly the most colorful.
Born in Lexington, Kentucky, but drawn by the promise of the growing West, Shelby became one of the richest men in Missouri. Siding with the Confederacy at the outbreak of the Civil War, he organized his Iron Brigade of cavalry--whose ranks included Frank and Jesse James--taught his men a slashing frontier style of fighting, and led them on incredible raids against Federal forces in Missouri. When the Confederacy fell, Shelby refused to surrender and instead took his command to Mexico, where they fought in support of the emperor Maximilian. Upon his return to Missouri, Shelby became an immensely popular figure in the state, eventually attaining the status of folk hero, a living symbol of the Civil War in the West.
"O'Flaherty has written a first-rate book . . . combining careful scholarship with the ability to tell a story in an engaging manner."-- Saturday Review
"An interesting and readable life story of a long neglected Confederate general."-- Military Affairs
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"Fascinating. . . . O'Flaherty has written a first-rate book . . . combining careful scholarship with the ability to tell a story in an engaging manner."--Bruce Catton, Saturday Review
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