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Blood: Stories of Life and Death from the Civil War (Adrenaline Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

The Civil War — the bloodiest, most dramatic moment in this nation's history — also produced some of the country's greatest literature. Blood reflects the violent hatred, love, patriotism, and heroism this conflict generated through the vivid stories of the men and women who were there. This collection includes Ulysses S. Grant (via the rumored pen of Mark Twain) recounting the taking of Vicksburg; Theodore Lyman watching Grant come into his own on his first drive toward Richmond; George Templeton Strong describing the horror of the New York Draft Riots; and plantation owner Mary Chestnut's report on the final days before the fall of Atlanta. Also included are firsthand accounts ranging from Pickett's Charge to Sherman's March, from Lee's Virginia campaigns to the heroism of African American foot soldiers, as well as excerpts from some of the most notable fiction on the subject.

Book News Annotation:

A collection of writings by men and women on both sides of the Civil War, drawing on the work of classic authors at their best. George Pickett at Gettysburg writes a love letter to his wife while he awaits orders to make the most disastrous charge in American history. Walt Whitman describes the everyday dramas he witnessed as a volunteer at Union Army hospitals. Stephen Crane conveys the impersonal brutality that a man experiences when a stranger shoots him. Includes b&w historical photos. Lacks a subject index. Kadzis is editor of the Boston Phoenix.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Some of this nation's greatest literature sprang from the Civil War. This collection reflects the violent hatred, love, patriotism, and heroism that the conflict generated in a panoramic view of the war through the vivid stories of the men and women who were there. 16 photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560252597
Subtitle:
Stories of Life and Death from the Civil War
Editor:
Kadzis, Peter
Editor:
Kadzis, Peter
Editor:
Kadzis, Peter; *, EDITOR
Author:
Kadzis, Peter
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Civil war, 1861-1865
Subject:
Personal narratives
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Edition Description:
REV and REV and Paperback
Series:
Adrenaline Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 30
Publication Date:
20000518
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.02x6.21x1.01 in. 1.09 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

Blood: Stories of Life and Death from the Civil War (Adrenaline Classics)
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"Synopsis" by , Some of this nation's greatest literature sprang from the Civil War. This collection reflects the violent hatred, love, patriotism, and heroism that the conflict generated in a panoramic view of the war through the vivid stories of the men and women who were there. 16 photos.
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