The Confederacy's Greatest Cavalryman / Edition 1

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"Wills knows more about Forrest than any previous biographer. . . . He recites, indeed invigorates, the incidents of Forrest's life and military career, [retelling] the old stories with a fresh voice."—Emory M. Thomas, author of Robert E. Lee: A Biography

"Direct, fast-paced, and totally absorbing. Forrest comes vibrantly alive."—Richard Wheeler, author of Lee's Terrible Swift Sword

"A really fine book. Certainly the best thing ever written on Forrest."—James I. Robertson, author of Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend

"The best ever biography on Forrest."—William C. Davis, author of The Cause Lost

Author Biography: Brian Steel Wills is professor of history at Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia and a former professor of history at Georgia Southern University. His articles have appeared in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, Journal of Military History, and Parameters.

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Journal of American History
The first scholar to present a truly balanced, objective portrait of the most persistently controversial figure the Civil War produced.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700608850
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Modern War Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 457
  • Sales rank: 431,649
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.03 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2000

    Excellent Book

    I absolutely loved this book and am very fortunate to have had Brian Wills as a professor at UVA-Wise. Anyone who has heard him lecture will say that he is very intense about the Civil War and it comes out in this book.

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