Prince John Magruder als Buch
PORTO-
FREI

Prince John Magruder

His Life and Campaigns. HC gerader Rücken kaschiert. Sprache: Englisch.
Buch (gebunden)
He was one of the most intriguing characters of the Civil War era. As famous for his courage as for his ornate uniforms and flamboyant style, he won intrepid victories on the peninsula of Virginia and successfully defended Texas during the long war's … weiterlesen
Buch

30,99 *

inkl. MwSt.
Portofrei
Lieferbar innerhalb von 3 bis 5 Werktagen
Prince John Magruder als Buch

Produktdetails

Titel: Prince John Magruder
Autor/en: Paul D. Casdorph

ISBN: 0471159417
EAN: 9780471159414
His Life and Campaigns.
HC gerader Rücken kaschiert.
Sprache: Englisch.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

3. Oktober 1996 - gebunden - 404 Seiten

Beschreibung

He was one of the most intriguing characters of the Civil War era. As famous for his courage as for his ornate uniforms and flamboyant style, he won intrepid victories on the peninsula of Virginia and successfully defended Texas during the long war's waning days. Now, in the first full-length biography of Major General John Bankhead Magruder, acclaimed historian Paul D. Casdorph has created a brilliant portrait of the Confederate general dubbed "Prince John." Graduating from West Point in 1830, Magruder embarked upon three action-packed decades of service in the U.S. Army, taking him from Florida during the Seminole wars to the frontiers of Maine, New York, and Texas. By the spring of 1861, Prince John Magruder had risen to the estimable position of commander of the Washington garrison. Although he knew Abraham Lincoln and several cabinet members personally, when secession and war became imminent, Magruder resigned his duties as the president's bodyguard to race home to Virginia to answer the Confederate call to arms. In the opening engagements of the Civil War, Prince John's initiative and audacity earned him both admiration and acclaim. His often outrageous behavior, spurred by heavy drinking, also brought notoriety. Magruder's larger-than-life style was in sharp contrast to the rigid standards demanded by the Confederate leadership, and Prince John was transferred to the district of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Once out from under the eyes of his stern taskmasters in Virginia, the eccentric - yet unquestionably courageous - officer rallied his command. His heroic defense of the Texas coast culminated in a great victory at the Battle of Galveston on New Year's Day, 1863. When the war ended, he headed for Mexico, and yet another great adventure. Serving in the government of Emperor Maximilian, Magruder, once more, added his own unique flourish to a historic upheaval. With enemy forces closing in, he attempted to arrange an escape plot for the doomed ruler.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Youth. Lieutenant Magruder. A Box in the National Theater. "John Was Always Magnificent." Big Bethel. Up the Peninsula. The Seven Days. Galveston. "The People of Texas Have Made a Demi-god of Him." "You May Fully Depend on Me." Last Things. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

Portrait

PAUL D. CASDORPH is Chairman Emeritus of the Department of History at West Virginia State College. He is the author of several books, including Let the Good Times Roll: Life at Home in America During World War II and the Civil War dual biography Lee and Jackson: Confederate Chieftains.
Servicehotline
089 - 70 80 99 47

Mo. - Fr. 8.00 - 20.00 Uhr
Sa. 10.00 - 20.00 Uhr
Filialhotline
089 - 30 75 75 75

Mo. - Sa. 9.00 - 20.00 Uhr
Bleiben Sie in Kontakt:
Sicher & bequem bezahlen:
akzeptierte Zahlungsarten: Überweisung, offene Rechnung,
Visa, Master Card, American Express, Paypal
Zustellung durch:
¹ Mängelexemplare sind Bücher mit leichten Beschädigungen, die das Lesen aber nicht einschränken. Mängelexemplare sind durch einen Stempel als solche gekennzeichnet. Die frühere Buchpreisbindung ist aufgehoben.
* Alle Preise verstehen sich inkl. der gesetzlichen MwSt. Informationen über den Versand und anfallende Versandkosten finden Sie hier.
** Deutschsprachige eBooks und Bücher dürfen aufgrund der in Deutschland geltenden Buchpreisbindung und/oder Vorgaben von Verlagen nicht rabattiert werden.
Soweit von uns deutschsprachige eBooks günstiger angezeigt werden, wurde bei diesen kürzlich von den Verlagen der Preis gesenkt.
Soweit von uns deutschsprachige gedruckte Bücher günstiger angezeigt werden, wurde bei diesen die Buchpreisbindung aufgehoben.
Angaben zu Preisnachlässen beziehen sich auf den dargestellten Vergleichspreis.