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Jack Hinson's One-Man War Audiobook

Jack Hinson's One-Man War

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A quiet, wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war. After Union soldiers seized and murdered his sons, placing their decapitated heads on the gateposts of his estate, Hinson could remain indifferent no longer. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge.

This remarkable biography presents the story of Jack Hinson, a lone Confederate sniper who, at the age of 57, waged a personal war on Grant's army and navy. The result of 15 years of scholarship, this meticulously researched work is the only account of Hinson's life ever recorded and involves an unbelievable cast of characters, including the Earp brothers, Jesse James, and Nathan Bedford Forrest.

©2009 Tom C. McKenney (P)2016 Tantor

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    Jason Mount Juliet, TN, United States 11-19-16
    Jason Mount Juliet, TN, United States 11-19-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing everyone should know this story"
    Where does Jack Hinson's One-Man War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the very top of my non fiction list. I can not praise the author enough for his research and ability to turn that into the story of Jack Hinson and everything that went on around him during that tragic time in history.


    What about David Colacci’s performance did you like?

    He is a excellent narrator and perfect for this story, listen and I'm sure you will agree.


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    I can't believe I've never heard of the story about Jack Hinson it really is almost to hard to believe but it really is fact. Even if your not a fan of history this is a real page turner one of those American history events you should really read about for yourself.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    LDMorris 04-08-17
    LDMorris 04-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it."

    Great story about a little known historical figure that deserves to be brought out into the light.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    DZ 01-17-17
    DZ 01-17-17
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    "Historically accurate Nonfiction as captivating as Author's prose"

    As a special forces veteran, kudos to the author for his captivating writing style, history research, and insight into combat and sniper TTP - all intricate to this little known piece of the Civil War. Also: outstanding narration.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jody 05-29-17
    Jody 05-29-17
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    "Great story with perfect narration"

    Overall a great story - it draws you into Jack Hinson's world and holds you there to the end. David Colacci has to now be my favourite narrator, with a soothing voice, perfect English, and a pace that is just right.

    The things about the book I didn't like was that there were many redundant parts - phrases that were repeated to the degree I thought I'd accidentally rewound. Also, more than half the book was the set up and backdrop of the story, with little on Jack's story until the last half. Finally, there is a sometimes not too subtle southern bias in the story that at times makes you raise your eyebrows, but if you keep reading it passes.

    Overall, a comoelling story with a brilliant narration, and well worth the read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-02-17
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    "Enjoyed learning the history of this incredible man ..."

    As a well-read history buff, truly amazes me that I was unaware of this man. Hinson's story, lost to history for so long, was a fascinating listen. Civil War was a brutal period of our nation's history ...

    Some portions of the book felt a bit tedious; otherwise, would have been rated 5-stars.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. Niskanen Finland 08-04-17
    J. Niskanen Finland 08-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Shoulda been shortened by at least half."

    Interesting bits were good but far too few. Then we get to hear the Hinson family saga up to 4th generation, names, addresses, times of death?! Just read the Wikipedia page or some other site and leave this poorly edited amateur effort alone.

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    Zahid Ahmad Houston, TX 09-11-17
    Zahid Ahmad Houston, TX 09-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic Story"

    Great civil war history. Let,s presrve the civil war heros statues. We owe it to tell our srpry to next generations of freedom lovers.

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    Jim 08-22-17
    Jim 08-22-17
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    "Historical Fiction"

    This book is historical fiction. I am not sure if it is the authors first book but I did not believe it was well edited or written. There were many clichés used over and over again to the point of ad nauseum.
    I purchased the book because I thought it was going to be an historical account of Jack Hinson. It turned out to be historical fiction based on the life of Mr. Hinson.
    I think the book could have been better off if it was written as history in the style of Stephen Ambrose or similar which used historical facts to tell a story instead of “fleshing” out the story with fiction.

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    Kindle Customer 08-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Exceptional & Well Narrated Story"

    I had never heard of Jack Hinson but I enjoy reading about the Guerrilla Warfare that took place during the Civil War and this was a great story. This story is so relevant in these times when people are clamoring for the removal of Confederate Statues across the country. After hearing about the Hinson family ordeal at the hands of the federal occupation forces why is there no uproar to take down statues dedicated to the Union Army as well?? The idea of desecrating our past is ludicrous we have to know what has happened to us so we will not repeat the tragedy again. It was a viscous war on both sides & this is a great story that needs to be told

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Damian 03-12-17
    Damian 03-12-17 Member Since 2013
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    "An obscure chapter of the Civil War"

    admirably researched and wonderfully revealed by the author. The scholarship is most refreshing...if only because it does not bow and genuflect at the altar of political correctness. The author is clearly a Confederate sympathizer, but more important than his partisanship is his story of a father "on the other side" who does what most of us would be inclined to do, but probably would not. The author necessarily takes large liberties with the thoughts and reflections of the sniper - which are impossible to know - but he brings to light an often overlooked story of the conflict...that of the war ravaged southern citizen. Altogether, an excellent book on a breed of man tough, tragic and, finally, Noble.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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