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Forrest's genius and his savagery into the context of his time chronicling his rise from frontiersman to slave trader private to lieutenant general Klansman to eventually New South businessman and racial moderate Unflinching in its analysis and with extensive new research Nathan Bedford Forrest is an invaluable and immensely readable addition to the literature of the Civil W. As a Confederate general I find Nathan Bedford Forrest fascinating and uite intimidating I have been interested in reading a bio on him for uite some time This book captures much of that menacing mystiue of this fiery Calvary officer and his post war life of becoming the first Grand Wizard of the KKK The introduction of this bio is excellent Where this bio fails is in the methodical details which bombard the reader and drag down the narrative even in many of the famous battle seuences I am glad I read it but I can only grudgingly recommend it Secretos del Cosmos into the context of his time chronicling his rise from frontiersman to slave trader private to lieutenant general Klansman to eventually New South businessman and racial moderate Unflinching The Secret Treasons in مريض الوهم its analysis and with extensive new research Nathan Bedford Forrest The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death is an ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, invaluable and Doctor y campeón immensely readable addition to the literature of the Civil W. As a Confederate general I find Nathan Bedford Forrest fascinating and uite La corruptrice intimidating I have been Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves interested The Purpose-Guided Universe in reading a bio on him for uite some time This book captures much of that menacing mystiue of this fiery Calvary officer and his post war life of becoming the first Grand Wizard of the KKK The The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion introduction of this bio The Academy is excellent Where this bio fails Full Dark, No Stars is If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, in the methodical details which bombard the reader and drag down the narrative even 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida in many of the famous battle seuences I am glad I read La ética de la crueldad it but I can only grudgingly recommend 3052 it

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Nathan Bedford Forrest A Biography

Cers prided themselves on their decorum Forrest habitually issued surrender or die ultimatums to the enemy and often intimidated his own superiors After being in command at the notorious Fort Pillow Massacre he went on to haunt the South as the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux KlanNow this epic figure is restored to human dimensions in an exemplary biography that puts both. Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of the most remarkable soldiers to emerge during the War Between the States He was brilliant and intrepid and he commanded the respect and fear of Confederates and Federals alike His exploits prompted Union Maj Gen William T Sherman to remark That devil Forrest must be hunted down and killed if it costs ten thousand lives and bankrupts the federal treasury Years later after hostilities had ceased Sherman saidI think Forrest was the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side To my mind he was the most remarkable in many ways In the first place he was uneducated while Jackson and Sheridan and other brilliant leaders were soldiers by profession He had never read

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Amid the aristocratic ranks of the Confederate cavalry Nathan Bedford Forrest was untutored all but unlettered and regarded as no than a guerrilla His tactic was the headlong charge mounted with such swiftness and ferocity that General Sherman called him a devil who should be hunted down and killed if it costs 10000 lives and bankrupts the treasury And in a war in which offi. Normally I don t like biographies that much because most people do not have such exciting lives throughout General Nathan Bedford Forrest was an exception He started out as a slave trader enlisted as a private after Fort Sumter but uickly rose to the rank of general commanding Confederate cavalry in Tennessee and Mississippi He typically won battles in which his side was grossly outnumbered never neglecting to put the skeer on his enemyWith no West Point or other significant schooling Forrest was an original When attacked from two sides he would think nothing of dividing his forces and have each attack in opposite directions His cavalry operated as dragoons who used horses for mobility but fought as infa


10 thoughts on “Nathan Bedford Forrest A Biography

  1. says:

    Normally I don't like biographies that much because most people do not have such exciting lives throughout General

  2. says:

    This book is exactly the reason that I love Non Fiction because this is a real story It's true And while the details might have to be fleshed out from letters and documents of a bygone era it doesn't change the fact that Nathan Bedford Forre

  3. says:

    This book is a little painful to read reviewNathan Bedford Forrest was the only soldier to rise from the rank of private to general during the US Civil War At once a soft spoken gentleman of marked placidity and an overbearing bully o

  4. says:

    I enjoyed this bio mostly because the author did not show any bias against his subject I do not like supposed bio's that editorialize about the individual it is about instead of just writing the person's story J

  5. says:

    Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of the most remarkable soldiers to emerge during the War Between the States He was brilliant and intrepid and he commanded the respect and fear of Confederates and Federals alike His exploits prompted Union Maj Ge

  6. says:

    More Civil War history for me after my trip to Shiloh TN which I had spent 4 days touring during the 155th Anniv

  7. says:

    As a Confederate general I find Nathan Bedford Forrest fascinating and uite intimidating I have been interested in reading a bio on him for uite some time This book captures much of that menacing mystiue of this fiery Calvary officer and his post war life of becoming the first Grand Wizard of the KKK The introduction of t

  8. says:

    I couldn’t wait for it to be over This man was satanic and a useful idiot for the Democratic Party He became a Christian

  9. says:

    Author is way too apologetic of Forrest He was a slave trader but he was kind to his slaves He killed several men in personal altercations thro

  10. says:

    Great Cavalry officer superb tactician Had 29 horses shot out from under him was wounded 4 times and killed 30 Union troops

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