Autobiography of Isaac J. Wistar (Abridged, Annotated)

Autobiography of Isaac J. Wistar (Abridged, Annotated)

by Issac Jones Wistar

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In a life crammed with adventure and drama, Issac Jones Wistar was a miner, Civil War general, philanthropist, lawyer, railroad executive, penologist, and a prolific writer. His combative style and witty writing make this autobiography that much more entertaining. He was an early pioneer in California and mined for gold there. His diary of the trip across the prairie is included in this volume.

Wistar was twice wounded during the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln's dear friend, Edward Baker, was shot down by Wistar's side at the Battle of Ball's Bluff on October 21, 1861. Wistar was later criticized for his actions during the Bermuda Hundred campaign in May 1864. He writes extensively of his Civil War experiences here.

After the war he led a busy and prosperous life, later founding the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1892, which is still active today.

Every memoir of the American Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever.

For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940151381093
Publisher: Big Byte Books
Publication date: 04/17/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 657 KB

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