William E. Connelley, Quantrill and the Border Wars, Signed by Homer Croy

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Crucial Volume on the Border Wars

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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