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Remembered today as the author of Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace was first an Indiana lawyer whose leadership and talent for action won him fame in the Civil War. Brash, handsome and charismatic, he quickly rose from colonel of a volunteer regiment to major-general of a division. A popular hero in wester Virginia and the capture of Fort Donelson, he later saw his military carreer nearly runied at Shiloh, where a series of disastrous miscommunications delayed his divisions's arrival of the field.
Drawn from Lew Wallace: An Autobiography,published posthumously in 1906, this book offers the sights and sounds of the Civil War filtered through the memory of a keen-eyed romantic. Wallace emerges here in all of his compelling complexity.
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Book Description Strawberry Hill Pr, 1998. Paperback. Condition: Used: Like New. Seller Inventory # SONG0894071246