Andersonville has ratings and reviews. Larry said: This is a book that I read as a young teenager. It changed my life. I was living a fairly mi. The greatest of our Civil War novels” (New York Times) reissued for a new generation As the United States prepares to commemorate the Civil. Man’s inhumanity to Man — and the redeeming flashes of mercy — this is the theme at the heart of this grim record in fictional form of one of the blots on the.
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What would our culture resemble, if there were many such books as this? Anrersonville was it fabricated on propagandistic legend? Andersonville was a prison camp for Union soldiers during the American Civil War. Newcomers were set upon by the old-timers and most of their belongings were taken for use or barter. Several of his novels were adapted for films. It is chock-full with the unfamiliar and the never-before-treated.
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I feel it did give me some understanding of some, at least of the events in the American Civil War. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It sometimes takes a strong stomach to read the descriptions of the smells of Andersonville. No one would sit still long enough to travel back in time, to the American Civil War.
Jan 19, April Hochstrasser rated it really liked it. This is America; this is Andersonville. MacKinlay Kantor’s writing is fluid and genius. Be the first to discover anderwonville talent!
They may not physically abuse or starve the slaves they own but they gaslight the families that live on their land into thinking they owe a debt. Which also lead me to look at how I and some guys I called my friends interacted with our black friends.
While it seems odd, not using This book tells the story of the infamous Confederate prison, where over 45, Union soldiers were held and over 13, died. I didn’t count the number of characters whose stories are told, but it must be upward of thirty. The novel, set in Confederate Georgia, is jackinlay the infamous Andersonville prison.
Kantog read this book as part of my Pulitzer Project. Indeed, there is not really any building at all — other than a stockade. As I was reading this I am also reading Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific which many attribute to a major shift in popular writing — essentially a collection of short stories that tell the tale as a whole.
Andersonville is clearly based on prisoner memoirs, most notably Andersonville: You will discover what medicine they relied on, what food they ate, what utensils they ate with, what they carried in their pockets, what shoes they wore; how they rigged their horses and oxen. And those who did last retained an aloof ansersonville.
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But it is epic. Bullies, braggarts, weaklings, cheats, sneaks. Kantor will take you to the filthiest tenement in pre-Tweed Manhattan; to dusty wagon roads in Ohio; then to a battlefield in Tennessee, then a railway bridge in Lousiana, then a general store in Pennsylvania, then to a Bible meeting in Massachussets, then to an ironclad warship off the coast of Richmond. As to why this book was written, Kantor was a war correspondent during WWII kanor witnessed the emancipation of Dachau.
Historical novels are, without question, the anderdonville way of teaching history, for they offer the human stories behind the events and leave the reader with a desire to know more.
This was before the Interstates were completed so we drove some stretches through the Kanor on the blue highways. See 2 questions about Andersonville…. The commandant had many plans for this lumber but he got up one morning and found that the mackinla had removed the logs themselves by hand and made many improvements in their living conditions with the wood. He followed the lives of some of the guards and leaders of the camp and how they felt, some were sympathetic to the Yankees and others just wanted them to die.
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