Books: Wasn't He a Bully Boy!

SICKLES THE INCREDIBLE (433 pp.)—W. A. Swanberg—Scribner ($6).

Major General Dan Sickles may or may not have won the Battle of Gettysburg (he thought he did), but he was an American who lived as if he never cared where his next square melee was coming from. On one leg (he lost his right leg to one of Longstreet's cannonballs on the second day of the battle), he lived more than most men could a) on two legs and b) in two lifetimes.

Perhaps because he was the General Sickles who led the III Corps into an indefensible salient in the Peach Orchard at...

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