A battle from the start: the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest

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HarperCollins, Apr 24, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 457 pages
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A biography of the Confederate cavalry leader describes his poor childhood in Mississippi, his adulthood as a millionaire slave trader, his rise through the ranks of the Confederate army, and his feats on the battlefield. National ad/promo.

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User Review  - delta351 - LibraryThing

This is the first book I ever read specifically about NB Forrest. I thought it was well balanced, and clearly described his personal strengths and weaknesses. The book had a rather folksy flavor to it ... Read full review

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Wills doesn't seem to reveal what he's found "inside" of Forrest until the very end. The accounts of the battles read way too much like a reproduction of the Civil War reports filed by the generals ... Read full review


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Operations in Central Kentucky December 1861

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About the author (1992)

Wills is professor of history at Clinch Valley Community College in Wise, Virginia, and former professor of history at Georgia Southern University.

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