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"LIKE THE WAR ITSELF, THIS IS A STORY OF REMARKABLE PERSONAL DRAMA."–New York Times Book Review

More Praise for A Bohemian Brigade

"Highly engaging . . . Perry has a special feel for his topics and a keen eye for detail."–Wall Street Journal

"James Perry has written a compelling and detailed account of the men who did their best to cover–and, at times, fight–the first instant-news war. This book tells the story of the sometimes painful birth of the modern war correspondent."–Dan Rather, CBS News

"Civil War reporters were a colorful breed: rough, rowdy, courageous, competitive–occasionally even accurate. Jim Perry, a great reporter himself, recognizes these bohemian adventurers and brings them vividly to life in this entertaining and eye-opening look at the men who crafted the rough draft of our history."–Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

"A Bohemian Brigade is a joyous account of a time when reporters did not take themselves seriously–nor did anyone else–written by one of the great reporters of his generation."–Sander Vanocur, The History Channel

Synopsis:

"LIKE THE WAR ITSELF, THIS IS A STORY OF REMARKABLE PERSONAL DRAMA."-New York Times Book Review

More Praise for A Bohemian Brigade

"Highly engaging . . . Perry has a special feel for his topics and a keen eye for detail."-Wall Street Journal

"James Perry has written a compelling and detailed account of the men who did their best to cover-and, at times, fight-the first instant-news war. This book tells the story of the sometimes painful birth of the modern war correspondent."-Dan Rather, CBS News

"Civil War reporters were a colorful breed: rough, rowdy, courageous, competitive-occasionally even accurate. Jim Perry, a great reporter himself, recognizes these bohemian adventurers and brings them vividly to life in this entertaining and eye-opening look at the men who crafted the rough draft of our history."-Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

"A Bohemian Brigade is a joyous account of a time when reporters did not take themselves seriously-nor did anyone else-written by one of the great reporters of his generation."-Sander Vanocur, The History Channel

About the Author

JAMES M. PERRY is a senior political writer emeritus for the Wall Street Journal. In 1997, he won the prestigious Fourth Estate Award (of which Walter Cronkite, Theodore H. White, and Eric Severeid are also recipients) presented by the National Press Club. He is the author of four other books, including Arrogant Armies (published by Wiley).

Table of Contents

The World's Greatest War Correspondent.

Bull Run from the Rear.

Bull Run from the Front.

The Three Graces: Greeley, Bennett, and Raymond.

Out West.

Afloat.

A Very Angry General.

The Court-Martial.

Prisoners of War.

Grant Finds a Reporter.

The Jolly Congress.

Gettysburg.

The Reporter Who Was Kissed by Lincoln.

"There Is to Be No Turning Back".

The Fall of Richmond.

Epilogue.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471416982
Subtitle:
The Civil War Correspondents--Mostly Rough, Sometimes Ready
Author:
Perry, James M.
Author:
Perry, James M.
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
Military history
Copyright:
Publication Date:
July 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.02x4.56x.87 in. .95 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "LIKE THE WAR ITSELF, THIS IS A STORY OF REMARKABLE PERSONAL DRAMA."-New York Times Book Review

More Praise for A Bohemian Brigade

"Highly engaging . . . Perry has a special feel for his topics and a keen eye for detail."-Wall Street Journal

"James Perry has written a compelling and detailed account of the men who did their best to cover-and, at times, fight-the first instant-news war. This book tells the story of the sometimes painful birth of the modern war correspondent."-Dan Rather, CBS News

"Civil War reporters were a colorful breed: rough, rowdy, courageous, competitive-occasionally even accurate. Jim Perry, a great reporter himself, recognizes these bohemian adventurers and brings them vividly to life in this entertaining and eye-opening look at the men who crafted the rough draft of our history."-Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

"A Bohemian Brigade is a joyous account of a time when reporters did not take themselves seriously-nor did anyone else-written by one of the great reporters of his generation."-Sander Vanocur, The History Channel

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