The Devil Knows How to Ride

The Devil Knows How to Ride

By: Leslie, Edward E.

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Has thirteen tapes inside. Case in good condition. Has some very small scuffs, but otherwise good condition. ; William Clarke Quantrill was quite possibly the most dangerous man to fight in the Civil War. The leader of an almost psychopathic band of guerrilla warriors, Quantrill participated as a Confederate in a deadly border war between Southern sympathizers in Missouri and the Unionist Jayhawks of Kansas. He was largely responsible for the 1863 massacre of nearly 200 unresisting men and boys in Lawrence, Kansas, as well as dozens of other brutal acts that today would be called terrorism. Among the notorious men who rode with him were Frank and Jesse James, whose postwar crime careers are briefly reviewed. Edward E. Leslie provides an objective treatment of his controversial subject, and readers will appreciate his ability to tell a good story--including the one about why Quantrill's bones currently rest in three different states and why a forensically correct wax reconstruction of his head can be found in the refrigerator of an Ohio historical society. John Lescault generally gives a straight reading of Leslie's exciting book about William Quantrill and his raiders. Over 100 years after they burned Lawrence, KS, and butchered its male citizens, it remains the defining event in the history of the town. Leslie discusses the influences and events that made Quantrill into a cold-blooded killer. He portrays Quantrill as a man of his times, and his description of the atrocities of Civil War guerrilla warfare parallels the callousness of current-day terrorists. When Lescault reads some of the letters and accounts of eyewitnesses, he displays their emotions and expresses their enthusiasms, desperation, and grief. ; Audio Tape; 2.31 x 9.68 x 6.88 Inches; 0786113294

Title: The Devil Knows How to Ride

Author Name: Leslie, Edward E.

Categories: U.S. States, Audio Books/Talks, Civil War,

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks: 1998

Binding: Audio Tapes

Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 44614