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Author: Ben Ames Williams
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 2006.
Series: Rediscovered Classics
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1947, this bestselling historical novel is cherished and remembered as one of the finest retellings of the Civil War sagaAmerica's own War and Peace. In the first hard pinch of the Civil War, five siblings of an established Confederate Virginia family learn that their father is the grandfather of Abraham Lincoln. The family's story, and the story of their descendants, is presented in this tale  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Ames Williams
ISBN: 9781613742020 1613742029
OCLC Number: 812193234
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 1514 pages) : map, genealogical table.
Contents: I. Overture --
II. Advance to Gettysburg --
III. Retreat to Appomattox.
Series Title: Rediscovered Classics
Responsibility: Ben Ames Williams.
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First published in 1947, this bestselling historical novel is cherished and remembered as one of the finest retellings of the Civil War sagaAmerica's own War and Peace. In the first hard pinch of the Civil War, five siblings of an established Confederate Virginia family learn that their father is the grandfather of Abraham Lincoln. The family's story, and the story of their descendants, is presented in this tale that includes both soldiers and civilianscomplete with their boasting, ambition, and arrogance, but also their patience, valor, and shrewdness. The grandnephew of General James Longstreet, the author brings to life one of the most extraordinary periods in history, and details war as it really isa disease from which, win or lose, no nation ever completely recovers.

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