The Resource A battle from the start : the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Brian Steel Wills

A battle from the start : the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Brian Steel Wills

Label
A battle from the start : the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest
Title
A battle from the start
Title remainder
the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest
Statement of responsibility
Brian Steel Wills
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sherman called him "That devil, Forrest" and "the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side." Bruce Catton rated him "one of the authentic military geniuses of the whole war." And Grant said, "For the particular kind of warfare which Forrest had carried on neither army could present a more effective officer." Not only does A Battle from the Start describe Forrest's incredible and dramatic feats on the battlefield, it covers his childhood and youth as the oldest son of a poor farmer on the Mississippi frontier, who took over responsibility for the family's survival as a young boy when his father died, and his later move to Memphis, where he became a millionaire in the slave trade. It describes Forrest's life after the war: his acceptance of the defeat of the Southern cause rather than defiant flight to foreign shores, his declining business fortunes, his deteriorating health from a body worn down by the war's rigors, and his premature death. - Jacket flap
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Brian Steel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.F72
LC item number
W55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forrest, Nathan Bedford
  • Forrest, Nathan Bedford
  • Forrest, Nathan Bedford
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • American Civil War
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Military operations, Cavalry
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A battle from the start : the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Brian Steel Wills
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Git thar fustest with the mostest -- Young Bedford -- The making of a planter -- A chance for active service -- Riders on the storm -- Charge them boy ways -- A streight bluff -- Nothing to bragg about -- The war hits home -- War means fighting, and fighting means killing -- Forrest's finest moment -- There will never be peace in Tennessee -- Making havoc among the gunboats -- Advancing and retreating with Hood -- I'm a-going home -- Home is where the hearth was -- Completely used up -- A statue in Memphis
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 457 pages
Isbn
9780060168322
Lccn
91058380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24795008
  • (OCoLC)ocm24795008
Label
A battle from the start : the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Brian Steel Wills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Git thar fustest with the mostest -- Young Bedford -- The making of a planter -- A chance for active service -- Riders on the storm -- Charge them boy ways -- A streight bluff -- Nothing to bragg about -- The war hits home -- War means fighting, and fighting means killing -- Forrest's finest moment -- There will never be peace in Tennessee -- Making havoc among the gunboats -- Advancing and retreating with Hood -- I'm a-going home -- Home is where the hearth was -- Completely used up -- A statue in Memphis
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 457 pages
Isbn
9780060168322
Lccn
91058380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24795008
  • (OCoLC)ocm24795008

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