Nathan Bedford Forrest : In Search of the Enigma (Hardcover)

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by Cheri Jensen on 3/12/2007

I recently finished the new biography on Nathan Bedford Forrest titled Nathan Bedford Forrest: In Search of the Enigma by Eddy W. Davison and Daniel Foxx. I believe that Davison and Foxx’s new book will be ranked as one of the top two or three books written about Forrest. I agree with famed historian Edwin C. Bearss that Davison and Foxx’s book along with Brian Steel Wills, “Nathan Bedford Forrest, The South’s Greatest Cavalryman”, and Robert Henry’s “First with the Most” are the best of all the tomes on Forrest. In Search of the Enigma contains in depth and vivid battle narrative that brings Forrest’s war exploits to life as never before. However, unlike other biographies on Forrest, Davison and Foxx do not shy away from the more controversial aspects of Forrest’s life and military career. In fact, this is the first work on Forrest that contains an exhaustive examination of the Battle of Fort Pillow and Forrest’s association with the Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction. The chapter on Reconstruction includes the entire trial transcripts from Forrest’s interrogation by the Senate Sub-Committee during the Ku Klux Klan hearings in Washington. The book also contains the most detailed and colorful maps ever produced covering Forrest’s military career. Davison and Foxx have created a new and thought- provoking study on the most controversial general of the American Civil War. I highly recommend this book to readers interested in the Civil War, the Confederate Cavalry, or Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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The name Nathan Bedford Forrest stirs conflicting emotions among those acquainted with his history. Here he is presented as a man of many passions and abilities, a man who, faced with financial ruin at the end of the Civil War and the destruction of the world he had known, could adapt and embrace new visions. Dispelling several myths surrounding the historical figure, this book is a study of the complete Forrest and examines his life during Reconstruction and his famous organization of the Ku Klux Klan.


Publisher Pelican Pub Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9781589804159
SKU 202647965
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1589804155
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0528
Publisher Pelican Publishing Company

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