The father of his beloved, morgan Rhea, refused to allow her to be courted by a man who would not take up arms to defend the South. With “complex, often beautiful prose” theseattle times and “a cast of characters worthy of a Larry McMurtry novel” Newsday, well-crafted, The Year of Jubilo is a stunning achievement from the award-winning author of The Black Flower and The Judas Field.
The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War #ad - Meanwhile, a bloodthirsty former confederate officer named King Solomon Gault is organizing a secret militia to drive the occupiers out and bring the entire region under his ruthless control. So gawain joined the mississippi Infantry—and now, three nightmarish years later, he is coming home. A new york times notable book the last time gawain harper saw Cumberland, Mississippi, he was heading off to fight for the newly formed Confederate States of America—driven not by the cause that motivated so many others, but by love.
An occupying force of union soldiers keeps uneasy watch over the townspeople, including an erstwhile slave hunter and an albino gravedigger known as Old Hundred-and-Eleven.
The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil WarOpen Road Media #ad - Their fragile bond carries with it the hope of a life beyond the war, and the risk of a pain too devastating to endure. Wounded in the battle, Bushrod is taken to a makeshift hospital on a nearby plantation. In the grisly aftermath of one of the Confederate army’s most disastrous campaigns, Anna and Bushrod seek salvation and understanding in each other.
Dirty, and hungry, exhausted, the Confederate soldiers form a line of battle across an open field. John bell hood’s army of tennessee prepares to launch an assault on Union forces near Franklin, Tennessee. In his award-winning debut novel, “Howard Bahr casts a tale of war as powerful as any you’ll ever find” Southern Living.
The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War #ad - Among them stands Pvt. Against all odds, bushrod has survived three years of war unscathed—but his luck is about to run out. Bushrod carter, a twenty-six-year-old rifleman from Cumberland, Mississippi. . Written with profound empathy and meticulous attention to historical detail, The Black Flower brilliantly portrays the staggering human toll of America’s bloodiest conflict.
A new york times notable book and winner of the William Boyd Award for Best Military Novel In November 1864, Gen. A confederate soldier confronts the horror of battle and the power of grace in this “poignant, haunting, and important” novel of the Civil War The Tennessean, Nashville. There, he falls under the care of Anna Hereford, who bears her own scars from years of relentless bloodshed and tragedy.
The Judas Field: A Novel of the Civil WarOpen Road Media #ad - At their journey’s end, the group faces a painful reckoning between a past that refuses to die and a present still waiting to be born. Alison sansing has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and wants to recover the bodies of her brother and father before she dies. . A washington post book world best book of the year and winner of the michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction Cass Wakefield left the bloodshed of the Civil War behind him twenty years ago and intends to live out the rest of his quiet days in his hometown in Mississippi.
A beautifully wrought novel that deserves a wide audience, ” The Judas Field is the “eloquent and fearless” final chapter in a Civil War trilogy that began with The Black Flower and The Year of Jubilo Los Angeles Times. Joined by two of his former comrades-in-arms, Cass guides Alison through the heart of the still-devastated South.
The Judas Field: A Novel of the Civil War #ad - Along the way, memories of the war emerge with overwhelming vividness, thrusting Cass back into the terror and exhilaration of the battlefield. But when a childhood friend asks him to travel with her to Tennessee, he has no choice but to go along. Cass fought alongside alison’s loved ones in the disastrous Battle of Franklin and helped to bury them where they fell.
The author of the black flower “re-creates a seminal moment in American history with prose that is vivid, unflinching, and often incantatory” TheWashington Post Book World.
Pelican RoadMP Publishing Limited #ad - From the acclaimed author of The Judas Field, a beautiful and haunting portrait of the men who served on the great American railroads. It’s christmas Eve, 1940 Dunn, engineer aboard the 4512 southbound freight, reminisces about the last trip he made through the snow. In pelican road, honor, howard bahr returns to his greatest theme—the tragic nobility of those attempting to overcome difficult situations through love, and sacrifice—and shows that on the railway, catastrophe is never more than a distracted moment away.
Along an isolated stretch of railway between Meridian, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Orleans, two locomotives travel toward one another through the dark winter landscape. And though he can remember every detail about that voyage in 1923, how he got the gash on his forehead, what he can’t recall are the events of a few hours ago—where he ate breakfast, or what he did to make his crew treat him so strangely.
Pelican Road #ad - On the northbound silver star, and a too-short layover spent with anna, brakeman Artemus Kane has his own memories to contend with: French trenches and German snipers, a luxury passenger train packed with returning college students and gift-bearing families, a failed marriage, the brilliant and lonely woman he has just left behind in the Crescent City.
Love in a Dry SeasonVintage #ad - Shelby foote's magnificently orchestrated novel anticipates much of the subject matter of his monumental Civil War trilogy, rendering the clash between North and South with a violence all the more shocking for its intimacy. Love in a dry season describes an erotic and economic triangle, in which two wealthy and fantastically unhappy Mississippi families—the Barcrofts and the Carrutherses—are joined by an open-faced fortune hunter from the North, a man whose ruthlessness is matched only by his inability to understand the people he tries to exploit and his fatal incomprehension of the passions he so casually ignites.
Combining a flawless sense of place with a faulknerian command of the grotesque, Foote's novel turns a small cotton town into a sexual battleground as fatal as Vicksburg or Shiloh—and one where strategy is no match for instinct and tradition.
The Widow of the SouthGrand Central Publishing #ad - Today, he asks if the cemetery has room for one more. Based on an extraordinary true story, this brilliant, meticulously researched novel flashes back to 1864 and the afternoon of the Civil War. While the fierce fighting rages on carrie's land, her plantation turns into a Confederate army hospital; four generals lie dead on her back porch; the pile of amputated limbs rises as tall as the smoke house.
As she walks among the dead, an elderly man appears--the same soldier she met that fateful day long ago. Carnton plantation, 1894: carrie mcgavock is an old woman who tends the graves of the almost 1, 500 soldiers buried there. But when a wounded soldier named zachariah Cashwell arrives at her house, he awakens feelings she had thought long dead--and inspires a passion as powerful and unforgettable as the war that consumes a nation.
Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow BirminghamDuke University Press Books #ad - With the exception of being black, Peterson bore little resemblance to the description Nell gave the police. Having first heard the story from her father—who dated nell's youngest sister when he was a teenager—Morrison scoured the historical archives and documented the black-led campaigns that sought to overturn Peterson's unjust conviction, spearheaded by the NAACP and the Communist Party.
The travesty of justice suffered by Peterson reveals how the judicial system could function as a lynch mob in the Jim Crow South. One august night in 1931, alabama, on a secluded mountain ridge overlooking Birmingham, three young white women were brutally attacked. An all-white jury convicted Peterson of murder and sentenced him to death.
In murder on Shades Mountain Melanie S. This riveting narrative is a testament to the courageous predecessors of present-day movements that demand an end to racial profiling, police brutality, and the criminalization of black men. Weeks later, nell identified Willie Peterson as the attacker who killed her sister Augusta and their friend Jennie Wood.
Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham #ad - Morrison tells the gripping and tragic story of the attack and its aftermath—events that shook Birmingham to its core. Murder on shades mountain also sheds new light on the struggle for justice in Depression-era Birmingham. That same night, a reign of terror was unleashed on Birmingham's black community: black businesses were set ablaze, posses of armed white men roamed the streets, and dozens of black men were arrested in the largest manhunt in Jefferson County history.
Bad Land: An American Romance Vintage DeparturesVintage #ad - Raban's stunning evocation of the harrowing, desperate reality behind the homesteader's dream strips away the myth--while preserving the romance--that has shrouded our understanding of our own heartland. Seduced by the government's offer of 320 acres per homesteader, Americans and Europeans rushed to Montana and the Dakotas to fulfill their own American dream in the first decade of this century.
Jarrettsville: A NovelCounterpoint #ad - Martha jane cairnes has just shot and killed her fiancé, Nicholas McComas, in front of his Union cavalry militia as they were celebrating the anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. A novel of crime and passion in post-civil war Maryland, from a “wonderfully talented” author Michiko Kakutani, based on a true story, The New York Times.
Booth belongs to the same Rebel militia as Martha’s hot-headed brother, who has gone missing along with the assassin. Martha is loyal to her brother, but in love with Nicholas McComas, a local hero of the Union cause—and their affair is fraught with echoes of the bloody conflict just ended. Winner of the michael shaara prize for excellence in Civil War Fiction Based on true events from the author’s family history, Jarrettsville begins in 1869.
Jarrettsville: A Novel #ad - To find out why she murdered him, six days after the surrender, the story steps back to 1865, when President Lincoln has just been killed by John Wilkes Booth. Set six miles below the mason-dixon line, this is a compelling story rich with passion and tragedy, in a time when brothers fought on opposing sides and former slave-owners lived next door to abolitionists and freedmen, history and suspense.
Road to Antietam Galloway Book 1Palmetto Publishing Group #ad - Daniel and christopher galloway are merely teenagers when they join the Eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the beginning of the Civil War. Hicklin brings readers the story of two brothers and the life-altering events they experience amidst the harrowing backdrop of the American Civil War. This is a story of two brothers whose love for one another carries them through the darkest time of their lives-until that fateful, bloody day on the banks of the Antietam when they must face their greatest test, and everything changes forever.
In his remarkable work of historical fiction, Road to Antietam, author Tom E. This is a story of suffering and hope, adversity and compassion. What starts out as a light-hearted adventure, soon descends into a brutal struggle for survival as they go from training camp to skirmishing with an elusive, deadly enemy to full-blown battle, culminating in the single bloodiest day in American history.
Road to Antietam Galloway Book 1 #ad - Along the way, both brothers suffer from illness, hunger, and extreme fear, exposure, and they soon come to realize that the deadly war they've chosen to fight has less to do with glory and banners, and more to do with hardship and depravity. In this blisteringly realistic tale centered around actual events, it becomes apparent that the overall, larger picture does not always reflect the singular human experience.
This a story of innocence lost and maturity gained.
Accidents of Providence: A NovelMariner Books #ad - At once a remarkable love story and a breathtaking thriller based on true events, Accidents of Providence is “heart-poundingly vivid and intellectually provocative . . . Historical fiction at its best” Kirkus Reviews, starred review. The question that has brought rachel to trial for murder is: why? now drawn into rachel’s circle is the married lover she is loathe to reveal; a fiercely compassionate mother who lost her own children to smallpox; a prosecutor hell-bent on making an example of Rachel; and the criminal investigator, increasingly reluctant to build his case against the condemned young woman—all of them brought to reckon for this one life.
But when rachel’s “bastard” infant is found hidden in the woods, Rachel is arrested. A seventeenth-century heroine for our times” could face death for her dangerous affair with an English revolutionary O, The Oprah Magazine. No one disputes that the young mother buried her beloved daughter. London, 1649.
Accidents of Providence: A Novel #ad - King charles has been beheaded for treason; cromwell is in power; paranoia and self-righteousness rule; and glove maker Rachel Lockyer has been engaged in a secret affair with William Walwyn, a Leveler who advocates for independence and tolerance. A delightfully seditious heroine . . .