Ambrose Bierce and the Period of Honorable Strife: The Civil War and the Emergence of an American Writer

Ambrose Bierce and the Period of Honorable Strife: The Civil War and the Emergence of an American Writer

by Christopher Kiernan Coleman, Scot Danforth (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621901792
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Publication date: 10/26/2016
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER K. COLEMAN has written extensively on American history and culture, as well as military history. Two of his five books currently in print are related to the Civil War: Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War and The Paranormal Presidency of Abraham Lincoln.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

1 Green and Salad Days 11

2 Bad Boys Make Good Soldiers 25

3 On a Mountain 39

4 Unfamiliar Landscapes 51

5 What He Saw of Shiloh 63

6 Excursions and Alarums: Corinth, Owl Creek, and Perryville 79

7 Stones River 95

8 Sitzkrieg to Blitzkrieg 109

9 Chickamauga 121

10 Besieged 139

11 Lieb und Krieg 159

12 Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Atlanta Campaign 165

13 Casualties of War 177

14 What Happens: The Road to Franklin 187

15 A Son of the Gods: The Battle of Nashville and After 199

16 In High Cotton: Carpetbaggers, Confederates, and Corruption 211

17 Phantoms and Presentiments 219

Epilogue: The Difficulty of Crossing a Battlefield 227

Appendix I What Albert Bierce Saw: A Little Bit More of Chickamauga 231

Appendix II Major Bierce's Critique of Confederate Strategy 235

Appendix III Ambrose Bierce's Journal of the Carolinas Campaign 241

Notes 249

Selected Bibliography 279

Index 289

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