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"The first modern biography of the Confederacy's greatest cavalry leader." --Publishers Weekly
"The first scholar to present a truly balanced, objective portrait of the most persistently controversial figure the Civil War produced." --Journal of American History
"Wills knows more about Forrest than any previous biographer. . . . He recites, indeed invigorates, the incidents of Forrest's life and military career, [retelling] the old stories with a fresh voice."--Emory M. Thomas, author of Robert E. Lee: A Biography
"Direct, fast-paced, and totally absorbing. Forrest comes vibrantly alive."--Richard Wheeler, author of Lee's Terrible Swift Sword
"A really fine book. Certainly the best thing ever written on Forrest."--James I. Robertson, author of Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend
"The best ever biography on Forrest."--William C. Davis, author of The Cause LostSee all Editorial Reviews
Mrs. Hollingsworth's Men, Forrest, August 29, 2009
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This is the definative biography of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Although it is clear that the author admires his subject, he provides a fair and balanced account of Forrest's life. Read morePublished on July 28, 2007 by henryclay