Shadows of Blue and Gray

Shadows of Blue and Gray : The Civil War Writings of Ambrose Bierce

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Ambrose Bierce didn't just write about the Civil War - he lived through it, on the battlefields and along the picket lines. In so doing he gave birth to a chronicle of men at war previously unseen in the American literary canon. That some of these stories verge on the supernatural, others on factual chronicle, and others balance on the thin line between humour and morbidity in no way detracts from their resonance to the history of the War Between the States.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 18.54mm | 253g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765302454
  • 9780765302458
  • 2,346,271

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"Twenty-seven stories, along with some memoirs and reportage ... famous for their unflinching look at the brutality of war" --Publishers Weekly

"The most important American writer who served as a combat soldier in the Civil War" --Booklist Twenty-seven stories, along with some memoirs and reportage ... famous for their unflinching look at the brutality of war "Publishers Weekly"

The most important American writer who served as a combat soldier in the Civil War "Booklist"" "Twenty-seven stories, along with some memoirs and reportage ... famous for their unflinching look at the brutality of war" - "Publishers Weekly "

"The most important American writer who served as a combat soldier in the Civil War" - "Booklist"
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About Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce was one of the leading men of letters in 19th-century America. Among his most important books were The Devil's Dictionary and Tales of Soldiers and Civilians.
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