Gray Ghost: The Life of Col. John Singleton Mosby

Gray Ghost: The Life of Col. John Singleton Mosby

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by James A. Ramage
     
 

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Confederate John Singleton Mosby forged his reputation on the most exhilarating of military activities: the overnight raid. Mosby possessed a genius for guerrilla and psychological warfare, taking control of the dark to make himself the "Gray Ghost" of Union nightmares. Gray Ghost, the first full biography of Confederate raider John Mosby, reveals new

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Confederate John Singleton Mosby forged his reputation on the most exhilarating of military activities: the overnight raid. Mosby possessed a genius for guerrilla and psychological warfare, taking control of the dark to make himself the "Gray Ghost" of Union nightmares. Gray Ghost, the first full biography of Confederate raider John Mosby, reveals new information on every aspect of Mosby's life, providing the first analysis of his impact on the Civil War from the Union viewpoint.

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""Gray Ghost is a comprehensive biography of the renowned Confederate partisan ranger, who possessed a genius for irregular warfare and became an expert at using fear as a weapon." --Kentucky Monthly" --

""According to Gray Ghost, Mosby was one of the war's most intriguing personalities." --Courier-Journal" --

""[An] entertaining and informative biography... reveals in vivid prose why Mosby became such an effective raider in the Virginia theater." --Bowling Green Daily News" --

""A small wisp of a man, always restless and absolutely fearless, Mosby raised guerrilla warfare to a sophisticated level.... Ramage's book is the best biography we have of Mosby... a deserved tribute to both the subject and author." --Roanoke Times" --

""[This book] is mainly about his Civil War period but includes his life before and after the war. He was a rare rebel who after the Civil War worked with and supported Republican national leaders. The book is a joy to read." --Benet Exton, newsok.com" --

""This book was a joy to read and it was hard to put it down. One can easily lose their self in the story and forget the outside world. This book is highly recommended to Civil War enthusiasts and anyone wanting to know more about unique personalities in American history." --Benet Exton, catholicnewsagency.com" -- Benet Exton, catholicnewsagency.com

""[Gray Ghost] tells the fascinating story of the leader who not only revolutionized the art of the night raid during the Civil War, but who set the precedent for exploiting the psychology of fear to gain essential victories." --civilwar,com" --

""Down through the years, several books have been written about the life of Mosby. For the first time author James A. Ramage has gathered all of the loose threads of Mosby's life together and woven a complete portrait of the guerilla commander and his contributions to the Confederate cause. This thoroughly researched and documented biography will be the standard reference on John Mosby for years to come." -- The Lone Star Book Review" --

""This is the first comprehensive biography of the renowned Confederate guerilla fighter from Viginia's eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge."-- Appalachian Heritage" --

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813192536
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
12/11/2009
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
350,605
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

James A. Ramage, Regents Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University, is the author of John Wesley Hunt: Pioneer Merchant, Manufacturer, and Financier and Rebel Raider: The Life of General John Hunt Morgan. He lives in Highland Heights, Kentucky.

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