Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Execution of William Walker

September 12, 2010

Today is the 150th anniversary of the death of William Walker, the American filibuster who organized private military expeditions in Central America. He was briefly president of Nicaragua. On September 12, 1860, a firing squad in Honduras killed him. In The First Assassin, Walker comes up in conversation between a pair of secessionists: The men […]

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