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By Thomas Keneally

ISBN-10: 0385501390

ISBN-13: 9780385501392

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ISBN-13: 9780385722254

ISBN-10: 1489087397

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ISBN-10: 1740512197

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Hero, adulterer, bon vivant, assassin and rogue, Dan Sickles led the type of lifestyles that used to be certainly stranger than fiction. all through his lifestyles he exhibited the type of exuberant appeal and shortage of scruple that wins associates, seduces ladies, and will get humans killed. In American Scoundrel Thomas Keneally, the acclaimed writer of Schindler’s List, creates a biography that's as energetic and engrossing as its subject.

Dan Sickles was once a member of Congress, led a arguable cost at Gettysburg, and had an affair with the deposed Queen of Spain—among many different ladies. however the such a lot startling of his many exploits was once his homicide of Philip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key), the sweetheart of his long-suffering and ignored spouse, Teresa. The affair, the crime, and the trial contained the entire materials of melodrama had to make sure that it was once the scandal of the age. on the trial’s finish, Sickles was once acquitted and rarely chastened. His lifestyles, within which outrage and accomplishment had equivalent strength, is a compelling American story, informed with the ability of a grasp narrative.

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