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Jack Hinson's One-Man War
     

Jack Hinson's One-Man War

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by Tom McKenney
 

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"Tom McKenney makes a major contribution to yet another dimension of our Civil War. Tennessee civilian-warrior Jack Hinson single-handedly fought a personal vendetta for home and family against Union forces of oppression and persecution. Whether he is perceived as patriot, freedom fighter, or terrorist, one cannot fail to be enthralled by his personal story, uncovered

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"Tom McKenney makes a major contribution to yet another dimension of our Civil War. Tennessee civilian-warrior Jack Hinson single-handedly fought a personal vendetta for home and family against Union forces of oppression and persecution. Whether he is perceived as patriot, freedom fighter, or terrorist, one cannot fail to be enthralled by his personal story, uncovered by McKenney in the best tradition of painstaking research and told with a flair for local history superimposed on the big screen of military occupation and strife. McKenney's study is an absolute 'must' for students of the Civil War in Tennessee."
--B. F. Cooling, author, Forts Henry and Donelson and Fort Donelson's Legacy

"Tom McKenney's work is richly detailed, informative, and engaging. His research is extensively supported by countless interviews and eyewitness reports; he even sheds new light on details about the 1862 battle for Fort Donelson and the subsequent Union occupation. McKenney's emphasis on local stories and the dynamics of the nineteenth-century wartime society only enriches our understanding of the events of Forts Henry, Heiman, and Donelson. Anyone who wants a better grasp on guerrilla warfare and the western theater should read this book."
--Susan M. Hawkins, park ranger, National Park Service

"Tom McKenney's intensive research and lively narrative strip away the nearly unbelievable mythology surrounding Confederate sniper Jack Hinson, only to reveal an even more striking real individual--a genuine hero, an expert marksman, and the complex embodiment of a war that pitted brother against brother and often one's self-interest against his own deeply held beliefs and loyalties. Along the way, McKenney excavates the unique story of one corner of the western theater's murky Civil War. This work makes a huge contribution to this poorly understood theater of America's greatest conflict."
--Scot Danforth, director, University of Tennessee Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589806405
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
212,931
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Lt. Col. Tom C. McKenney, USMC retired, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was an infantry officer and parachutist in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Korea and Vietnam. A student of military history, he has contributed articles to such magazines as Guideposts, American Legion, Military, and Leathernecks. His books and activism for veterans' issues have had him appearing on hundreds of radio and television programs including Fox News, the Today Show, and CBS Morning News.

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Jack Hinson's One-Man War 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so much more than a story of revenge. It gives great insight into conditions leading up to, during, and after the war. Shows why the war was not just about ending slavery ( on both sides). Reading what both sides did makes it hard to use the term civil when referring to the war. I highly recommend reading it. It will make you think about what you learned in school about the war and the South's way of life. Also is pretty amazing to see what one can accomplish with the right motivation!
Trail-Marker More than 1 year ago
True story of one man's revenge against Union forces which killed two of his sons. This tragedy perfectly exemplifies what can and does happen during war. It is well written and compelling. A story you will think about long after you have finished reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very fine read about a very interesting fellow dragged intoto the War of Damnyankee Agression against his will.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thusuisa grrat read about a tradgic time ine history.
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