Sickles the Incredible

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Scribner, 1956 - 433 pages
4 Reviews
The life of a Civil War general, congressman tried for murder, friend of five Presidents, diplomat, spendthrift, and libertine - one of the gaudiest of American figures.

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

One of those characters in history whose life would make a great movie; except critics would pan it for being 'too unrealistic'. Like many Northern veterans of the Civil War, Sickles went on to a long ... Read full review

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User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

To me, most interesting for his killing Francis Scott Key Jr. for adultery with Sickle's wife, getting acquitted, and then forgiving his wife -- taking back the wife, not killing Key, got him shunned in Congress. Beside this, his dubious exploits at Gettysburg pale. Read full review

Contents

The Peoples Choice
1
Politicking on the Potomac
19
After the Ball
26
Copyright

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