The Man Who Tried to Burn New York

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Syracuse University Press, 1986 - History - 292 pages
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This thoroughly researched work traces the life of Robert Cobb Kennedy, a Confederate soldier turned spy, and his involvement in the Northwest Conspiracy, a Confederate plot to burn major hotels in New York City

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The book is as the title says, about an attempt by Confederate officers to burn New York City. It is a good account of the protagonists and the actions of everyone involved. The plan was a fairly ... Read full review


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About the Author: Nat Brandt is the author of The Man Who Tried to Burn New York, which won the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award, and is a former editor at American Heritage.

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