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Shadows of blue and gray : the Civil War writings of Ambrose Bierce

Author: Ambrose Bierce; Brian Thomsen
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Thomsen is also the editor of Shadows of Blue & Gray: The Civil War Writings of Ambrose Bierce, which collects 27 stories along with some memoirs and reportage by the journalist, writer, literary critic and former Union Army soldier. Famous for their unflinching look at the brutality of the war, the pieces include "Two Military Executions," about the execution and revenge of a young soldier sentenced to death for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Fiction
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Ambrose Bierce; Ambrose Bierce
Material Type: Biography, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ambrose Bierce; Brian Thomsen
ISBN: 0765302446 9780765302441
OCLC Number: 48241389
Notes: "A Forge book"--T.p. verso.
Description: 284 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Tales told and stories spun: (Chickamauga --
A horseman in the sky --
Parker Adderson, philosopher --
An occurrence at Owl Creek bridge --
Two military executions --
The mocking-bird --
A tough tussle --
The major's tale --
A son of the gods --
A man with two lives --
One of the missing --
The coup de grâce --
Killed at Resaca --
The affair at Coulter's Notch --
An affair of outposts --
The story of a conscience --
One kind of officer --
One officer, one man --
George Thurston --
Three and one are one --
A baffled ambuscade --
A resumed identity --
A jug of sirup --
Jupiter Doke, brigadier-general --
The other lodgers --
The spook house) --
Memoirs & chronicles (On a mountain --
What I saw of Shiloh --
A little of Chickamauga --
The crime at Pickett's Mill --
Four days in Dixie --
What occurred at Franklin --
'Way down in Alabam') --
Reminiscence & memoria (A sole survivor --
A bivouac of the dead) --
Afterword.
Responsibility: edited by Brian M. Thomsen.
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The author didn't just write about the American Civil War, he lived through it. This collection of 27 Civil War stories also includes six stories that reflect Bierce's own personal experiences of the  Read more...

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