The Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
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The Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by John Allan Wyeth
     
 

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Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest is perhaps the most compelling and complicated individual that the Civil War brought to prominence. In looking at his life and military career, it quickly becomes obvious that for those who admire him, as well as those who despise him, there is no shortage of ammunition. In The Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest…  See more details below

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Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest is perhaps the most compelling and complicated individual that the Civil War brought to prominence. In looking at his life and military career, it quickly becomes obvious that for those who admire him, as well as those who despise him, there is no shortage of ammunition. In The Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest (1899), John Allan Wyeth, a former Confederate soldier who briefly served under Forrest's command, narrates some of the building blocks of the Forrest legend, from his spectacular string of victories as a brave and gifted soldier to his prominent role in the founding of the Ku Klux Klan.

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ISBN-13:
9780760780190
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
08/14/2006
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
784
Sales rank:
235,281
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.80(d)

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The Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's unfortunate that history has been so unkind to NBF. His loose ties to the KKK in its early days have overshadowed his true military genius. Read this book to find out about the man, and then make a judgement. Can't wait to read some newer books with more recently discovered information!
AClarion More than 1 year ago
Great biography that follows the life and times of a misunderstood patriot and warrior. Highly recommended.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is well written and uses writtings from several of Forrest's men. This book has become the definitive souce for anyone researching Bedford Forrest. The only shortcomings are that this book was written some time ago and there is newer information that is not included. Check the bibliography of any book on this man and this book will be listed there.