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Ben Mcculloch and the Frontier Military Tradition

By Thomas W. Cutrer

416 pp., 6.125 x 9.25

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-1374-1
    Published: January 2014
  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6094-6
    Published: November 2000

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Awards & distinctions

1993 Summerfield G. Roberts Award, Sons of the Republic of Texas

"[A] well-written, comprehensively researched biography."--Publishers Weekly

"Will both edify the scholar while captivating and entertaining the general reader. . . . Cutrer's research is impeccable, his prose vigorous, and his life of McCulloch likely to remain the standard for many years."--Civil War

"A well-crafted work that makes an important contribution to understanding the frontier military tradition and the early stages of the Civil War in the West."--Civil War History

"A penetrating study of a man who was one of the last citizen soldiers to wear a general's stars."--Blue and Gray

"A brisk narrative filled with colorful quotations by and about the central figure. . . . Will become the standard biography of Ben McCulloch."--Journal of Southern History

"A fast-paced, clearly written narrative that does full justice to its heroically oversized subject."--American Historical Review

Reviews

"[A] well-written, comprehensively researched biography."--Publishers Weekly

"Will both edify the scholar while captivating and entertaining the general reader. . . . Cutrer's research is impeccable, his prose vigorous, and his life of McCulloch likely to remain the standard for many years."--Civil War

"A well-crafted work that makes an important contribution to understanding the frontier military tradition and the early stages of the Civil War in the West."--Civil War History

"A penetrating study of a man who was one of the last citizen soldiers to wear a general's stars."--Blue and Gray

"A brisk narrative filled with colorful quotations by and about the central figure. . . . Will become the standard biography of Ben McCulloch."--Journal of Southern History

"A fast-paced, clearly written narrative that does full justice to its heroically oversized subject."--American Historical Review