After the war : The Lives and Images of Major Civil War Figures After the Shooting Stopped.
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- ISBN: 9781615780242 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
"Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy," said F. Scott Fitzgerald. Perhaps no event in American history better illustrates this view than the Civil War and its principal players in the years after the conflict. The value of military glory and tiesto greatness would turn toward the tragic even among the victors-like earthquake survivors stumbling into another world, simply trying to make a new life. Their struggle would be a constant tug back toward a destroyed past, and a confrontation with the reality of being strangers in their own land. David Hardin's stories of eleven such figures are revealing and touching: the explosive romance between Jefferson Davis's daughter and the grandson of a Yankee abolitionist; the struggle between the irreligious William T. Sherman and his devout Catholic wife for the soul of their unstable son; the bankrupt Ulysses Grant's heroic race to complete his memoirs and provide for his family while dying of cancer. These are among the...
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