After the War: The Lives and Images of Major Civil War Figures After the Shooting Stopped by David Hardin
"Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy," said F. Scott Fitzgerald. Perhaps no event in American history better illustrates this view than the Civil War and its principal players in the years after the conflict. The value of military glory and ties
David Hardin is a veteran newspaperman who grew up on the battlefield of Nashville, Tennessee. He has been a writer and editor at newspapers across the South, including those in Nashville; Raleigh; Savannah; Miami; Tampa; Jackson, Mississippi; and Huntsville, Alabama. Among his national journalism awards is a Pulitzer Prize. He lives in the Huntsville, Alabama area.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Daughter of the Confederacy: Winnie Davis Chapter 2: The Conqueror's Son: Tom Sherman Chapter 3: The General's Last Battle: Ulysses S. Grant Chapter 4: The Diarist: Mary Boykin Chesnut Chapter 5: The Crippled Knight: John Bell Hood Chapter 6: That Devil Forrest: Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter 7: The Mad Woman: Mary Todd Lincoln Chapter 8: The Good Hater: Joseph E. Johnston Chapter 9: The Legend: Robert E. Lee Chapter 10: The Turncoat: George H. Thomas Chapter 11: Libbie's Husband: Elizabeth and George A. Custer
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This is an excellent well written book chronicling the tattered lives of 11 prominent individuals after the Civil War finally ended. The shooting war ended but the struggle to rebuild their world did not. This book is for anyone who has ever wondered what happened to individuals when the shooting stopped. Wonderful, insightful book.
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Jayfeather stayed crouched down once he came out of the dream. Soon he sensed Brambleclaw stirring. "Did they accept you?" He asked. "Yes. I am Bramblestar now." He meowed. Jayfeather nodded. "Good. And you know I'm always here for help." He said sensing Bramblestar was scared. "Let's go." Bramblestar said instead of answering. Jayfeather followed. Soon they reached the ThunderClan border. Jayfeather stopped Bramblestar. "You know you can't tell anybody what happened at the Moonpool?" He asked. Bramblestr nodded. "I know." At that they crossed the border. Soon they ran into a patrol. From the scents it was Lionblaze, Dovewing and Dustpelt. "Hi Bramble......." Lionblaze trailed off unsure of what to say. Jayfeather filled in. "Bramblestar." "Hi Bramblestar." Lionblaze finished his sentence. All the cats meowed congradulations. Jayfeather and Brambkestar continued on to camp. They arrived without running into anymore patrols. Once inside camp Jayfeather headed to his den not wanting to be part of the crowd. In the den Brierlight was sorting herbs. "Hi Jayfeather!" She meowed cheerfully. "How'd it go?" Jayfeather sighed exahusted. "Fine. He's Bramblestar now." "Really? I have to go congragulate him!" Briarlight dragged herself out of the den. Jayfeather curled up in his nest an instently fell asleep. "Why did you do that?" Yellowfang hissed. Startled Jayfeather stumbled backwards. "Do what?" He retorted. "Walk in Bramblestar's dream! That was meant for him only!" Yellowfang growled. "I wanted to know what happened!" Jayfeather muttered. Yellowfang sighed. "Just go." She sighed. Yellowfang turned and walked away her tail flicking. Jayfeather was surprised. Yellowfang never gave in. Thinking back she had seemed kind of distracted. Jayfeather shook his head. Soon StarClan faded and he slipped into a dreamless sleep. (Next post in the book below this one.) -Skystep
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