Was the beast a beauty?

Elan, G.
February 1992
Yankee;Feb92, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p116
Book Review
Reviews the book `Benjamin Franklin Butler: The Damnedest Yankee,' a biography by Dick Nolan of the Civil War general best known for his allegedly brutal treatment of the citizens of New Orleans.


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