William E. Connelley, Quantrill and the Border Wars, Signed by Homer Croy
Crucial Volume on the Border Wars
William Elsey Connelley originally wrote Quantrill and the Border Wars in 1909 from the point of view of a Kansan, and the biography is rich with the current memory of Quantrill’s atrocities.
Hardly impartial, Connelley seemed to be writing a corrective to the romanticized memories of John Edwards and Frank James. This is a crucial volume on the history of the border wars. Homer Croy’s introduction is wonderful. “About the politest term Connelley applies to Quantrill is “gory monster”–after that he gets personal… No one could say that Connelley was impersonal; he hated Quantrill and he was going to belt his bones around.
Light chipping of dust jacket with minor (1 inch) tear; Lightly rubbed; lightly toned; else very good; signed by Homer Croy.
Connelley, William E. QUANTRILL AND THE BORDER WARS. New York: 1956. Civil War Book Club edition, 542p. with introduction by Homer Croy. Signed by Croy.