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The 1862 Plot to Kidnap Jefferson Davis (Paperback)
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The 1862 Plot to Kidnap Jefferson Davis (Paperback)

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Paperback 198 Pages / Published: 01/12/2005
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Victor Vifquain's memoir is an engaging, firsthand account of a bold attempt to kidnap the president of the Confederate States of America. Archived for nearly a century, the chronicle of this previously unknown and daring plot has been brought to light by historians Jeffrey H. Smith, Vifquain's great-great grandson, and Phillip Thomas Tucker in a meticulously edited and annotated volume. The plot to ride into Richmond and capture Jefferson Davis was concocted by three brash adventurers, who, using pseudonyms from The Three Musketeers, were soon involved in escapades worthy of Dumas's trio. This stunning story provides a fresh perspective on Richmond during the Civil War and a personal account of a scheme devised to bring an early end to the war.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803296305
Number of pages: 198
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[A] lively account . . . .Worth reading for anyone with more than a passing interest in the Civil War."-New York Military Affairs Symposium Newsletter * New York Military Affairs Symposium (NYMAS Newsletter) *
"[The] story amazes, engages, and provides rare insight into a momentarily lighter side of the Civil War."-Kliatt * Kliatt *
"Vifquain's memoir needed little editing, according to the editors, and indeed it flows very well."-Curled Up With A Good Book * Curled Up With A Good Book *
"Recounting an uncelebrated but singular part of American history, The 1862 Plot to Kidnap Jefferson Davis deserves a place in the library of Civil War literature."-International Social Science Review * International Social Science Review *
"Taking cues from fellow Frenchmen Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo, Vifquain tells his story with an air of daring-do that inspires a sense of awe in the reader. . . . Though the plot itself failed, the story is worth telling."-Daily Nebraskan * Daily Nebraskan *
"An important addition to the already rich selection of Civil War literature."-Nebraska History * Nebraska History *

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