The Long Roll

The Long Roll

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by Mary Johnston
     
 

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Civil War novel, from the southern perspective, first published in 1911. According to Wikipedia: "Mary Johnston (November 21, 1870 - May 9, 1936) was an American novelist and women's rights advocate. The daughter of an American Civil War soldier who became a successful lawyer, Mary Johnston was born in the small town of Buchanan, Virginia... Johnston wrote… See more details below

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Civil War novel, from the southern perspective, first published in 1911. According to Wikipedia: "Mary Johnston (November 21, 1870 - May 9, 1936) was an American novelist and women's rights advocate. The daughter of an American Civil War soldier who became a successful lawyer, Mary Johnston was born in the small town of Buchanan, Virginia... Johnston wrote historical books and novels that often combined romance with history. Her first book Prisoners of Hope (1898) dealt with colonial times in Virginia as did her second novel To Have and to Hold (1900) and 1904's Sir Mortimer. The Goddess of Reason (1907) uses the theme of the French Revolution and in Lewis Rand (1908), the author portrayed political life at the dawn of the 19th century. To Have and to Hold was serialized in the The Atlantic Monthly in 1899 and published in 1900 by Houghton Mifflin. The book proved enormously popular and according to the New York Times was the bestselling novel in the United States in 1900. Johnston's next work titled Audrey was the 5th bestselling book in the U.S. in 1902, as was Sir Mortimer in 1904."

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Washington Post Book World

A cousin of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, Mary Johnston was an enormously popular novelist in her day... Innovative[ly] mixing fact and fiction, she drew on wartime diarists and on the memories of her fighting cousin, who figures as a character in the books.

William and Mary College
“[It] is more of a history than a novel. But it is a history in which not only the facts, but the emotions and desires of a great people are told.”
New York Times
“Romances of the Civil War we have ad nauseum; but the war was no romance. In Cease Firing... we have the raw war itself.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000864302
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
653,641
File size:
2 MB

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