The Incredible Yanqui: The Career of Lee Christmas

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A military legend from Louisiana. A failed politician working for a railroad company, Lee Christmas gained his military skill from instinct rather than training. He possessed physical courage, fearlessness, and an undisputed amount of self confidence. Whether Christmas was saving himself from execution with a sly insult to his enemies, escaping government spies in a brothel, or bluffing his enemies into submission, he had a reputation that bordered on legend.
ISBN: 9781455615766
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Images: 25
Pages: 264
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Hermann B. Deutsch (1889-1970) was a New Orleans journalist and author born in Brüx, Austria-Hungary, now called Most, Czech Republic. He wrote a column for the New Orleans States (later the New Orleans States-Item) for more four decades. Deutsch also wrote for publications such as the Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Collier's, and the Literary Digest. Deutsch's family moved to the United States when he was a child, and he earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in botany from the University of Chicago. Despite his scientific interests, Deutsch began a career in journalism with a short stint at the Chicago Journal. It was after his move to New Orleans in 1916 that Deutsch found his niche writing about Louisiana politics-especially the career of Huey P. Long-and New Orleans and its cuisine.
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