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