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The fascinating and horrific accounts in and around the life of this man and those of his contemporaries are fascinating pieces of history every person with family roots in Kansas or Missouri should know about as well as any Civil War buff or criminologist should become familiar with. A history as told by an excellent narrator, and of course kudos to the author on a job very well done.
Mr Schultz's examination of the Confederate guerrilla, Quantrill was enlightening if not overly entertaining.
War (in particular, civil war) is a bloody and brutal thing. From the outset, Mr Schultz skewered Quantrill on essentially being nothing but an opportunist and bandit. He takes every effort to make this point throughout the book. Ironically, the brutality and atrocities committed by Quantrill (scalping, robbery, murder, etc.) were matched (if not learned from) stroke for stroke in the book by Union troops and sympathizers.
The story was reasonable. The narration was good. Overall, a worthwhile story for those with an interest in the subject.