Yes, I have read both books.
I live approximately 40 miles from the area where Jack Hinson lived and the actions of this book were set. While it is very interesting and enjoyable reading, please do not mistake every word as the gospel truth. Let's just say that the author took some, "literary license" with his work.
Oh, and there are many, many more books on General Forrest for you to enjoy. Although, some of them take liberties with the facts on occasion, too.
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