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Bad Hand: A Biography of General Ranald S. Mackenzie

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A Civil War hero, victorious Indian fighter and eventual madman, General Ranald S. Mackenzie's fascinating life, his brilliant accomplishments, and his descent into madness are brought to life in a complete and thoroughly researched biography that reestablishes his importance in the history of Texas and the United States. Foreword by Stan Hoig.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 30th 2005 by State House Press
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Gary
I'm not a military buff but I got interested in General Mackenzie through reading S.C. Gwynne's book "Empire of the Summer Moon." In that book on the history of the Commanche Wars Gwnne mentions the important role General Ranald Mackenzie played in ending the Plains wars with the Commanches and other warring tribes. Mackenzie rose rapidly in rank during the Civil War because of his daring, bravery, and intelligence. He was breveted to Brigadier General by the wars end and became a favorite of Ge ...more
Paul Skinner
What a tradgedy! Both what happened to him, and the tribes that he dealt with.
Michael
Outstanding history of the unsung cavalry officer in the West. Great Read
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Charles M. Robinson III was an American author, illustrator, and adventurer. He was a history instructor with South Texas College in McAllen, Texas, until early 2012 and was a member of the 2010 Oxford Round Table. He was a graduate of St. Edward's University and the University of Texas–Pan American.
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