Richard O’connor

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Richard O'Connor (1915-1975) was the author of 21 books including Thomas, Rock of Chickamauga (1948), Jack London: A Biography (1964), Young Bat Masterson (1967), Iron Wheels and Broken Men: The Railroad Barons and the Plunder of the West (1973), and Gould's Millions (1973).

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December 1967

Forty years ago, American Marines tangled with a tough Latin-American guerrilla leader whose tactics against “the capitalists” would evoke an unhappy shock of recognition in Vietnam today.

February 1967

A Negro cavalry regiment was John J. Pershing’s “home” in the service. From it came his nickname, and he never lost his affection for—or failed to champion—the valorous colored troopers he led.

June 1974

Outrageous and irreverent, publisher James Gordon Bennett shocked and delighted nearly everyone

August 1974

SENT ON A HOPELESSLY VAGUE ASSIGNMENT BY WOODROW WILSON, AMERICAN SOLDIERS FOUND THEMSELVES IN THE MIDDLE OF A FEROCIOUS SQUABBLE AMONG BOLSHEVIKS, COSSACKS, CZECHS, JAPANESE, AND OTHERS