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    • Bust Hell Wide Open

    • The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest
    • By: Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The legacy of General Nathan Bedford Forrest is deeply divisive. Best known for being accused of war crimes at the Battle of Fort Pillow and for his role as first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan - an organization he later denounced - Forrest has often been studied as a military figure, but never before studied as a fascinating individual who wrestled with the complex issues of his violent times. Bust Hell Wide Open is a comprehensive portrait of Nathan Bedford Forrest as a man: his achievements, failings, reflections, and regrets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By B. Wood on 02-23-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Vicksburg: The Bloody Siege That Turned the Tide of the Civil War

    • By: Samuel W. Mitcham
    • Narrated by: Robert E Anderson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Vicksburg is a dramatic account of the Confederate Army's attempts to capture the fortress of Vicksburg from October 1862 to July 1863, with a particular emphasis on the generalship of John C. Pemberton. On July 4, 1863, Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton surrendered Vicksburg and the Army of Mississippi to Ulysses S. Grant. Pemberton was immediately denounced as a poor general, whose incompetence and indecision cost the South control of the fortress. Forgotten in all of this is the fact that Grant attempted to take or bypass Vicksburg nine times. 

    Regular price: $24.95