Jack Hinson’s One-Man War

Written by:
Tom C. McKenney
Narrated by:
David Colacci

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
16
Narrator
5
Release Date
November 2016
Duration
14 hours 30 minutes
Summary
A quiet, wealthy, plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war. After Union soldiers seized and murdered his sons, placing their decapitated heads on the gateposts of his estate, Hinson could remain indifferent no longer. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge. This remarkable biography presents the story of Jack Hinson, a lone Confederate sniper who, at the age of 57, waged a personal war on Grant's army and navy. The result of 15 years of scholarship, this meticulously researched work is the only account of Hinson's life ever recorded and involves an unbelievable cast of characters, including the Earp brothers, Jesse James, and Nathan Bedford Forrest.
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Mark Trevithick

I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but I found the author to be repetitive at times, and spoiled his own surprises as well. It is certainly a great historic biography with an incredible amount of research behind it. The reader initially came across as a professor reading a text, but soon became monotonous with a tone that seldom changed. It could have been far more exciting if read by someone more energetic. All said, I would still highly recommend the book for anyone who loves history.

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Jack M.

Excellent book on a little known figure of the Civil War. I found myself in total agreement with Jack Hinson and his methods. Jack Hinson is a person to be admired. The narration was excellent.

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