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Bushwhackers

Guerrilla Warfare, Manhood, and the Household in Civil War Missouri
Narrated by: Clyde Walker
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: History

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Publisher's Summary

Bushwhackers adds to the growing body of literature that examines the various irregular conflicts that took place during the American Civil War. Author Joseph M. Beilein Jr. looks at the ways in which several different bands of guerrillas across Missouri conducted their war in concert with their house- holds and their female kin who provided logistical support in many forms. Whether noted fighters like Frank James, William Clarke Quantrill, and "Bloody Bill" Anderson, or less well-known figures such as Clifton Holtzclaw and Jim Jackson, Beilein provides a close examination of how these warriors imagined themselves as fighters, offering a brand-new interpretation that gets us closer to seeing how the men and women who participated in the war in Missouri must have understood it.

Beilein answers some of the tough questions: Why did men fight as guerrillas? Where did their tactics come from? What were their goals? Why were they so successful? Bushwhackers demonstrates that the guerrilla war in Missouri was not just an opportunity to settle antebellum feuds, nor was it some collective plummet by society into a state of chaotic bloodshed. Rather, the guerrilla war was the only logical response by men and women in Missouri, and one that was more in keeping with their worldview than the conventional warfare of the day.

As guerrilla conflicts rage around the world and violence remains closely linked with masculine identity here in America, this look into the past offers timely insight into our modern world and several of its current struggles.

The book is published by The Kent State University Press.

©2016 The Kent State University Press (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks
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  • Lulu
  • 23-05-2017

Not very good.

It repeated a few points over and over. The narrator was over dramatic in the reading.

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  • Todd Vitatoe
  • 27-10-2019

Disapoited

The author is obviously learned on the subject but shows too much byest from cover to cover.
if you want to endure this work be prepared to listen to a Pen State Professor putting down the white male page after page.
I was disappointed and will never read anything from this Author again.

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  • Ryan Sullivan
  • 08-06-2019

Comprehensive

Previous reviews criticized the narrator for his tone and "lecture" sound. I disagree. I think the narrator did a fine job. He changes his tone whenever quoting someone, which makes listening more interesting. This is also a history book, so I'm not sure what people were really expecting the narrator to do to make things more engaging.

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  • Amazon Customer nutbutter
  • 23-03-2019

Good subject

Didn't like re narrater,sounds like he is in pain,voice tght,reads very lecture wise nothing en e taining