Books: Raider & Terrible Men

THE REBEL RAIDER—Howard Swiggett—Bobbs-Merrill ($3.50).

Morgan, Morgan, the raider,
And Morgan's terrible men,
With bowie knives and pistols,
Are galloping up the glen!
—Constance Fenimore Woolson.

Partly because he was told in his youth that General John Hunt Morgan, most famed of Confederate cavalry raiders, was a villain, Biographer Swiggett was convinced he was a hero. After long study of the documents in the case, he is not so sure. This biography of one of the most controversial figures of the Civil War will not end the...

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