By John W. De Forest,Gary Scharnhorst
More panoramic in scope and extra lifelike in its information than Crane's Red Badge of Courage, this can be one of many first and top novels ever written concerning the American Civil War
Drawing on his personal wrestle adventure with the Union forces, John W. De woodland crafted a warfare novel like not anything sooner than it within the annals of yankee literature. His first-hand wisdom of "the desolate tract of demise" made its means directly to the pages of his riveting novel with devastating impact. even if depicting the tedium sooner than wrestle, the unstated horror of conflict, or the grisly butchery of the sphere clinic, De woodland broke new floor, waiting for the reasonable warfare writings of Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, and Tim O'Brien.
A advertisement failure in its personal day, De Forest's tale used to be praised through Henry James and William Dean Howells, who, evaluating it favorably to War and Peace, acclaimed the ebook "one of the easiest American novels ever written."
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