By Thomas Keneally
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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American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles by Thomas Keneally