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Autographed Leatherbound Numbered Collectors Edition (Number 628 of 1,150)

American Scoundrel : Murder, Love and Politics in Civil War America (Number 628 of 1,150)

By Thomas Keneally

Autographed Leatherbound Numbered Collectors Edition (Number 628 of 1,150)

American Scoundrel : Murder, Love and Politics in Civil War America (Number 628 of 1,150)

By Thomas Keneally

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- Leatherbound Numbered Collectors Edition of "American Scoundrel "
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This Hardcopy Edition of Thomas Kenneally's American Scoundrel : Murder, Love and Politics in Civil War America is autographed by Thomas Kenneally.

On the last Sunday of February 1859, Dan Sickles, a charming young congressman from New York, murdered his good friend Philip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key)–who was also his wife’s lover–in Washington’s Lafayette Square. The shooting took place directly across the street from the White House, the home of Sickles’s friend and protector, President James Buchanan. Sickles turned himself in; political friends in New York’s Tammany Hall machinery, including the dynamic criminal lawyer James Brady, quickly gathered around. While his beautiful young wife was banned from public life and shunned by society, Dan Sickles was acquitted.

American Scoundrel is the extraordinary story of this powerful mid-nineteenth century politician and inveterate womanizer, whose irresistible charms and rock-solid connections not only allowed him to get away with murder — literally — but also paved the way to a stunning career.

Once free to resume his life, Dan Sickles raised a regiment for the Union political elite and went on to become a general in the army, rising to the rank of brigadier general and commanding a flank at the Battle of Gettysburg in a maneuver so controversial it is still argued over by scholars today. After losing a leg in that battle, Sickles fought on and after the war became military governor of South Carolina, and later was named minister to Spain, where he continued astonishingly to conduct his amorous assignations.

With great brio and insight — and a delight in bad behavior — Thomas Keneally has brought to light a tale of American history that resonates with uncomfortable truths about our politics, ethics, and morality.

Get your Thomas Kenneally autographed book today!

Product Details

  • Pages: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Easton Press Leatherbound Numbered Collectors Edition 
  • Release Date: January 01, 2002
  • ISBN-13: 9781740510837
  • Edition: Autographed Leatherbound Numbered Collectors Edition 

  • Number 628 of 1,150

About The Author

Thomas Michael Keneally, AO is an Australian novelist, playwright, essayist, and actor. He is best known for his non-fiction novel Schindler's Ark, the story of Oskar Schindler's rescue of Jews during the Holocaust, which won the Booker Prize in 1982.

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This Hardcopy Edition of Thomas Kenneally's American Scoundrel : Murder, Love and Politics in Civil War America is autographed by Thomas Kenneally.

On the last Sunday of February 1859, Dan Sickles, a charming young congressman from New York, murdered his good friend Philip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key)–who was also his wife’s lover–in Washington’s Lafayette Square. The shooting took place directly across the street from the White House, the home of Sickles’s friend and protector, President James Buchanan. Sickles turned himself in; political friends in New York’s Tammany Hall machinery, including the dynamic criminal lawyer James Brady, quickly gathered around. While his beautiful young wife was banned from public life and shunned by society, Dan Sickles was acquitted.

American Scoundrel is the extraordinary story of this powerful mid-nineteenth century politician and inveterate womanizer, whose irresistible charms and rock-solid connections not only allowed him to get away with murder — literally — but also paved the way to a stunning career.

Once free to resume his life, Dan Sickles raised a regiment for the Union political elite and went on to become a general in the army, rising to the rank of brigadier general and commanding a flank at the Battle of Gettysburg in a maneuver so controversial it is still argued over by scholars today. After losing a leg in that battle, Sickles fought on and after the war became military governor of South Carolina, and later was named minister to Spain, where he continued astonishingly to conduct his amorous assignations.

With great brio and insight — and a delight in bad behavior — Thomas Keneally has brought to light a tale of American history that resonates with uncomfortable truths about our politics, ethics, and morality.

Get your Thomas Kenneally autographed book today!

Product Details

  • Pages: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Easton Press Leatherbound Numbered Collectors Edition 
  • Release Date: January 01, 2002
  • ISBN-13: 9781740510837
  • Edition: Autographed Leatherbound Numbered Collectors Edition 

  • Number 628 of 1,150

About The Author

Thomas Michael Keneally, AO is an Australian novelist, playwright, essayist, and actor. He is best known for his non-fiction novel Schindler's Ark, the story of Oskar Schindler's rescue of Jews during the Holocaust, which won the Booker Prize in 1982.

This Hardcopy Edition of Thomas Kenneally's American Scoundrel : Murder, Love and Politics in Civil War America is autographed by Thomas Kenneally.

On the last Sunday of February 1859, Dan Sickles, a charming young congressman from New York, murdered his good friend Philip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key)–who was also his wife’s lover–in Washington’s Lafayette Square. The shooting took place directly across the street from the White House, the home of Sickles’s friend and protector, President James Buchanan. Sickles turned himself in; political friends in New York’s Tammany Hall machinery, including the dynamic criminal lawyer James Brady, quickly gathered around. While his beautiful young wife was banned from public life and shunned by society, Dan Sickles was acquitted.

American Scoundrel is the extraordinary story of this powerful mid-nineteenth century politician and inveterate womanizer, whose irresistible charms and rock-solid connections not only allowed him to get away with murder — literally — but also paved the way to a stunning career.

Once free to resume his life, Dan Sickles raised a regiment for the Union political elite and went on to become a general in the army, rising to the rank of brigadier general and commanding a flank at the Battle of Gettysburg in a maneuver so controversial it is still argued over by scholars today. After losing a leg in that battle, Sickles fought on and after the war became military governor of South Carolina, and later was named minister to Spain, where he continued astonishingly to conduct his amorous assignations.

With great brio and insight — and a delight in bad behavior — Thomas Keneally has brought to light a tale of American history that resonates with uncomfortable truths about our politics, ethics, and morality.

Get your Thomas Kenneally autographed book today!

Product Details

  • Pages: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Easton Press Leatherbound Numbered Collectors Edition 
  • Release Date: January 01, 2002
  • ISBN-13: 9781740510837
  • Edition: Autographed Leatherbound Numbered Collectors Edition 

  • Number 628 of 1,150

About The Author

Thomas Michael Keneally, AO is an Australian novelist, playwright, essayist, and actor. He is best known for his non-fiction novel Schindler's Ark, the story of Oskar Schindler's rescue of Jews during the Holocaust, which won the Booker Prize in 1982.

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