Stock Image

Rebel Raider: The Life of General John Hunt Morgan.

RAMAGE, James A.

24 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 081310839X / ISBN 13: 9780813108391
Published by The University Press of Kentucky [1986], [Lexington], 1986
Soft cover
From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 11, 1998

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 20.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Small 4to. Stiff grey pictorial wrappers. xi, 306pp. Illustrations, 5 maps. Near fine. First paperback edition, tight and handsome, and boldly inscribed and signed by the author in black ballpoint on the half-title page: "For Ralph C. Gordon, / my fellow U.K. alumnus / and Kentuckian. I am / honored to meet you. / James Ramage / June 13, 1998." Intriguing biography of the colorful Confederate whose guerilla warfare attacks on Union forces made him a Southern hero. Bookseller Inventory # 33486

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Rebel Raider: The Life of General John Hunt ...

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky [1986], [Lexington]

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Paperback

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

"The first full biography of the famous Confederate cavalry leader from Kentucky. It provides fresh, unpublished information on all aspects of Morgan's life and furnishes a new perspective on the Civil War. In a highly original interpretation, Ramage portrays Morgan as a revolutionary guerrilla chief. Using the tactics of guerrilla war and making his own rules, Morgan terrorized federal provost marshals in an independent campaign to protect Confederate sympathizers in Kentucky. He killed pickets and used the enemy uniform as a disguise, frequently masquerading as a Union officer. Employing civilians in the fighting, he set off a cycle of escalating violence which culminated in an unauthorized policy of retaliation by his command on the property of Union civilians. To many southerners, Morgan became the prime model of a popular movement for guerrilla warfare that led to the Partisan Ranger Act. For Confederates he was the ideal romantic cavalier, the "Francis Marion of the War," and they make him a folk hero who was especially adored by women. Discerning fact from folklore, Ramage describes Morgan's strengths and weaknesses and suggests that excessive dependence on his war bride contributed to his declining success. The author throws new light on the Indiana-Ohio Raid and the suspenseful escape from the Ohio Penitentiary and unravels the mysteries around Morgan's death in Greeneville, Tennessee. Rebel Raider also shows how in the popular mind John Hunt Morgan was deified as a symbol of the Lost Cause.

From the Back Cover:

'A stimulating work, a model of how deep research and fresh insight can breathe new life into the much-cultivated field of Civil War history.... Ramage achieves a new appreciation of Morgan's military significance by placing his activities in the context of classic guerrilla warfare.'--Civil War History

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal