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Riassunto: Rebel is the first complete biography of the Confederacy?s best-known partisan commander, John Singleton Mosby, the ?Gray Ghost.? A practicing attorney in Virginia and at first a reluctant soldier, in 1861 Mosby took to soldiering with a vengeance, becoming one of the Confederate army?s highest-profile officers, known especially for his cavalry battalion?s continued and effective harassment of Union armies in northern Virginia. Although hunted after the war and regarded, in fact, as the last Confederate officer to surrender, he later became anathema to former Confederates for his willingness to forget the past and his desire to heal the nation?s wounds. Appointed U.S. consul in Hong Kong, he soon initiated an anticorruption campaign that ruined careers in the Far East and Washington. Then, following a stint as a railroad attorney in California, he surfaced again as a government investigator sent by President Theodore Roosevelt to tear down cattlemen?s fences on public lands in the West. Ironically, he ended his career as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice.
Dal retro di copertina: John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916) was the Confederacy's best-known practitioner of guerrilla warfare. At heart a Unionist, he nonetheless joined the Southern cause when his home state of Virginia seceded. He served first in the cavalry and later as commander of a partisan unit in Northern Virginia, an area he so thoroughly dominated militarily that it became known on both sides as "Mosby's Confederacy."
He and his small band routed Federal cavalry, appropriated supplies, and destroyed communications and supply lines. His operations tied up such large numbers of Federal troops that sufficient force could not be gathered to break Robert E. Lee's army till April 1965. No other Confederate officer received as many commendations from Lee as did Mosby. His narrow escapes and impossible exploits (including the capture of a Union general from his bed) earned him status as a cavalry commander equal to Stuart and Forrest, and a preeminence among the partisan leaders of history.
Mosby was only 31 when the war ended. Rebel fully explores his long and eventful career: his political battles; his close friendships with former enemies; his association with presidents from Ulysses S. Grant to Theodore Roosevelt; his service as U.S. consul in Hong Kong; and his involvement in the West's range-fencing crisis. In the process this book reveals the fierce independence and eccentric vision of one of America's most controversial, uncompromising figures.
Titolo: Rebel, the life and times of John Singleton ...
Casa editrice: St. Martin's Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1983
Condizione libro: very good
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Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2637688209
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, New York, 1983. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Second Printing. A Good copy in black hard covers, in an edge-rubbed Very Good dust jacket. Tanning at the top edge of the text block, clean within. Codice libro della libreria 036992
Descrizione libro ST MARTIN'S PRESS, Ny, 1983. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair HARDCOVER. Condizione sovraccoperta: FAIR, EDGEWEAR. First Edition. Biography. Codice libro della libreria 009156
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 1983. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0312665598
Descrizione libro St. Martin's, New York, 1983. hardcover. Condizione libro: very good. Condizione sovraccoperta: very good(-). First. Illus. 8vo, black cloth, d.w. lightly soiled and rubbed on edges. New York: St. Martin's Press, (1983). Codice libro della libreria 254030
Descrizione libro St. Martin's, New York, 1983. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 001967
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803126655934.0
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 1983. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG. Codice libro della libreria 017849
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803126655933.0