AMERICAN SCOUNDRE The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles

Author: Keneally (Thomas)
Year: 2003
Publisher: Anchor Books
Edition Details: 1st Anchor Books Edn.
Book Condition: NrF.
ISBN: 9780385722254
Price: 3.00
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Softcover. A biography. Hero, adulterer, bon vivant, murderer, and rogue, Dan Sickles led the kind of existence that was indeed stranger than fiction. Throughout his life he exhibited a combination of exuberant charm and lack of scruple that wins friends, seduces women, and gets people killed. Sickles was a member of Congress, led a controversial charge at Gettysburg and hsd an affair with the deposed Queen of Spain - among many other women. But the most startling of his many exploits was his murder of Philip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key), the lover of his long-suffering and neglected wife, Teresa. The affair, the crime, and the trial contained all the ingredients of melodrama needed to ensure that it was the scandal of the age. At the trial's end, Sickles was acquitted and hardly chastened. With Notes, Bibliog. and Index. 397pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Nr. F.

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