William Clarke Quantrill: His Life and Times

By: Castel, Albert

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Book Condition: near fine

Hardcover with dust jacket, blue cloth with silver titles, 14.5 by 22.2 cm, vi 250 pp., illus. Near fine, unread copy with only faint signs of shelf wear. From the publisher: “The Quantrill legend is rooted in acts of savage violence throughout Kansas and Missouri during the Civil War--deeds both romanticized and vilified. In William Clarke Quantrill, Albert Castel’s classic biography, the story of Quantrill and his men comes alive through facts verified from firsthand, original sources. Castel traces Quantrill’s rise to power, from Kansas border ruffian and Confederate Army captain to lawless leader of ‘the most formidable band of revolver fighters the West ever knew.’ During the Civil War Quantrill and his men descended on Lawrence, Kansas, and carried out a frightful massacre of the civilian population. Some of Quantrill’s bushwhackers made names for themselves at Lawrence or after the war, as outlaws: ‘Bloody Bill’ Anderson, Cole Younger, George Todd, ‘Little Archie’ Clement, and Frank and Jesse James.”

Title: William Clarke Quantrill: His Life and Times

Author Name: Castel, Albert

Categories: Civil War,

Edition: second printing

Publisher: Columbus, OH, The General’s Books: 1992

ISBN Number: 0962603414

ISBN Number 13: 9780962603419

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: near fine

Jacket Condition: near fine

Seller ID: 3612