Almost everyone must have said the words: "boy, I can build it better than this!" This was a response typical of people who after discovering that mass-produced products did not live up to the expectation you have after spending your hard earned money on.Well, this was pretty much how Sheridan came to be.Ed Wackerhagen, dissatisfied with a pellet gun used by his son Philip set out to build one of the finest airguns in history.
These companion volumes--biography and documentary reader--may be read as a set, or as stand-alones.The review you are about to read comes to you courtesy of H-Net -- its reviewers, review editors, and publishing staff.If you appreciate this service, please consider donating to H-Net so we can continue to provide this service free of charge. Translate this review into New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. .00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-515106-0; .95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-515101-5.While they insisted their dissent was born of patriotic concern for the nation, Weber repeatedly observes that the swelling Copperhead ranks failed to offer any realistic nation-saving alternatives to Lincoln's war policy of coerced reunion.Weber describes a third phase that peaked in the bloody summer of 1864 when intense war weariness drove many additional northerners to conclude that the war for the Union was an unwinnable failure.The price (at that time) gave the gun its slow sales.