reading: American Scoundrel, by Thomas Keneally


The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles. Then Congressman Sickles murdered his wife's lover in sight of the White House but was acquitted; went on to a brave record in the Union Army. At Gettysburg he was wounded by a cannon ball and had a leg amputated. In 1864, he was the leading Democrat for Lincoln. He had begun his career as a South appeasing Democrat of Tammany Hall in New York City. A fascinating read.

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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