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Quantrill of Missouri: The Making of a Guerilla Warrior: The Man, the Myth, the Soldierby Petersen, Paul R.
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing Inc.
Retail Price: $26.95
Issue: Summer 2004
Paul R. Petersen, a former marine, has written this revisionist biography of William Clarke Quantrill, who was referred to by some of his contemporaries as a second Nero. In this sympathetic take, Petersen attempts to portray the butcher of Lawrence as an educated moral man whose career began by protecting the lives and property of the people whom ere being daily robbed and killed by enemies who hid their criminal deeds behind the cloak of a flag that they used for their own selfish greed and actions.