- Hardcover: 433 pages
- Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (May 11, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0394551893
- ISBN-13: 978-0394551890
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 87 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #402,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book details the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Like most history, as time goes on we learn new things. I always enjoyed the tactics of NBF but to know "who he was" is depicted by Jack Hurst. Hurst does an amazing job detailing everything found (at least known) about the General and the person. Hurst is able to put together the pieces without bias and tell a story of a man who most of history maybe got wrong, or at least parts.
I am an amatuer Civil War buff and reading this book not only educated me on NBF but also explained reasons why and how certain things occured.
A must-read for and Civil War OR history fan!
Forrest's participation in the KKK is well researched, his attempts to disband that organisation are also examined.
No saint, but no devil either.
An excellent study of a complex character, multi faceted, not simple and certainly remarkable.
There was a lot of hatred on both sides. The book covers the changes Gen. Forrest, his change of heart in the speech to his command after their surrender to be good citizens and obey the law. I think this is a fair and balanced account of a very special, complicated man of history and the time he lived in.