Quantrill's War: the Life and Times of William Clarke Quantrill 1837-1865
By (author) Duane Schultz
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Quantrill's War: the Life and Times of William Clarke Quantrill 1837-1865 by Duane Schultz
Book DescriptionFor career criminal William Clarke Quantrill, the American Civil War was an opportunity to practice legitimately what he loved most: theft, destruction, and murder. He rampaged freely as a military hero, slaughtering hundreds, fighting under the flag of the Confederate Army. Few people realized that Quantrill had no personal convictions. He stood for no principles and believed no more in the Southern ideal than in the Union. He simply lived to kill. Quantrill's War recounts the guerrilla raids William Quantrill carried out with dash and daring - the lightning ambushes he led on horseback, reins in his teeth, Navy Colt revolvers blazing in each hand. Union forces struggled to track him, without success. Eventually, Quantrill attracted a following of more than three hundred men, including Frank James (whose younger brother Jesse later joined them), Cole Younger, and Bloody Bill Anderson. The climax of this disturbing book deals with Quantrill's bloodiest battle, the four-hour sacking of Lawrence, Kansas, where he ordered the massacre of 185 men and boys, killing "every man big enough to carry a gun!"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312169725
(210mm x 146mm x 23mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Duane Schultz
Evans Carlson, Marine Raider, Hardback (July 2014)
A Maverick Marine and His Hand-Picked Men Who Risked Their Lives to Demonstrate American Resolve in World War II
Coming Through Fire, Hardback (February 2013)
Study of the Attack Along the Washita River, Custer's Last Victory and the Action That Led to the Plains Indians' United Quest for Retribution.
Custer, Paperback (November 2011)» View all books by Duane Schultz
Custer was one of those larger-than-life figures, whose flamboyant, daring, and dashing personality vigorously defied conventional standards and became symbols of invincibility. Here, military historian Duane Schultz explores the strategies and legacy of one of the most fascinating figures in American military history
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Author Biography - Duane Schultz
Duane Schultz is the author of two novels and eight nonfiction histories, including Over The Earth I Come (a 1992 New York Times Notable Book of the Year). He is an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of South Florida, and lives in Clearwater, Florida.
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