With a new introduction by Thomas Keneally.'The best novel of the Civil War since The Red Badge of Courage'NewsweekAs the Civil War tears America apart, General Stonewall Jackson leads a troop of Confederate soldiers on a long trek towards the battle they believe will be a conclusive victory. Through their hopes, fears and losses, Keneally searingly conveys both the drama and mundane hardship of war, and brings to life one of the most emotive episodes in American history.
- Paperback | 544 pages
- 130 x 194 x 28mm | 322.05g
- 14 Jun 2013
- Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- London, United Kingdom
'Such a magnificent book that I count it a privilege to read and keep' * Books and Bookmen * 'Deserves comparison with the great war novels of the last hundred years' * Observer * 'It compels admiration over and over for its energy and its insight into human character' * Spectator * 'A fine and compelling novel' * Financial Times *
About Thomas Keneally
Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates and Gossip From The Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novels are The Daughters Of Mars, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize in 2013, and Shame and the Captives. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including his memoir Homebush Boy, Searching for Schindler and Australians. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.