Andersonville

Andersonville

by MacKinlay Kantor, Mackinlay
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Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor, Mackinlay

Acclaimed as the greatest novel ever written about the War Between the States, this searing Pulitzer Prize-winning book captures all the glory and shame of America's most tragic conflict in the vivid, crowded world of Andersonville, and the people who lived outside its barricades. Based on the author's extensive research and nearly twenty-five years in the making, MacKinlay Kantor's bestselling masterwork tells the heartbreaking story of the notorious Georgia prison where 50,000 Northern soldiers suffered - and 14,000 died - and of the people whose lives were changed by the grim camp where the best and the worst of the Civil War came together. Here is the savagery of the camp commandant, the deep compassion of a nearby planter and his gentle daughter, the merging of valor and viciousness within the stockade itself, and the day-to-day fight for survival among the cowards, cutthroats, innocents, and idealists thrown together by the brutal struggle between North and South. A moving portrait of the bravery of people faced with hopeless tragedy, this is the inspiring American classic of an unforgettable period in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451128362
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/1957
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

MACKINLAY KANTOR (1904-1977) was the distinguished author of more than thirty books and numerous screenplays.

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Andersonville 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
BeenToBaliToo More than 1 year ago
As I had a great-grandfather who survived Andersonville Prison, I have read just about everything there is to read on the subject. I highly recommend this book. It is well-researched, poignant, and gives an incredibly gripping account of the events there. This novel is clearly deserving of the Pulitzer Prize it received.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this book I thought it was going to be drawn out and boring, but when as I kept reading on I couldn't stop. I wanted to know what happened next. This book isn't just a story to entertain you but it is also an educational book and I love to learn about history so I fell in love with it. I would recommend this book to every one and exspecially to history freaks like me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well worth the literary time it takes to get through all 700+ pages. The writing style takes a little getting used to, none of the dialogue is in quotation marks. I was disgusted, thrilled, saddened and amused. A gem!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book because besides telling the story of a Civil War prison camp I had never heard about, it also gave insight into the way people lived in those times and what they had to endure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best historical fiction I've ever read. This is a gripping, beautifully told story by a clear master of the art. The characters are drawn so clearly that the humanity of even to most cowardly and corrupt wring compassion from one. I read this straight thru in four days; I literally could not put it down. Kantor's descriptions of the horrific conditons at Andersonville defied my ability to look away and gave me nightmares.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is confusing at first because of the lack of quotation marks. Once you get into it it is an awesome book. It is extremely hard to find a lot of information of the actual story. If you have to do a book report over it, make sure you read it beforehand and not on the day before it is due, because there are no spark notes or anything that will help you! (not that i've done this or anything *laughs nervously)