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The Long Roll Paperback – November 4, 1996
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A cousin of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, Mary Johnston was an enormously popular novelist in her day... Innovative[ly] mixing fact and fiction, she drew on wartime diarists and on the memories of her fighting cousin, who figures as a character in the books.(Washington Post Book World)
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The first two chapters were difficult for this reader to adjust to the early 1900's style; but, became thoroughly
enjoyable for the next 600 pages. Set primarily in Virginia, several characters are fully developed from 1860 through 1863. Several women attended to Confederate soldiers in hospitals around Richmond and they view the Battle of Seven Pines from the rooftops; this segment is very interesting due to the fact that the civilians view the battle through a variety of telescopes and interviews with stragglers from the battlefield. The Valley Campaign is viewed at times through the eyes of a CSA private who avoids fighting but nevertheless ends up between battlelines and charges a battery. Like other products of the times, their is a romantic interest that is conventional and suspensful. There is a military injustice which results from love denied and there are vignettes of bitter feuds in the relationships of Lee' lieutenants. Among the best battlefield scences, are the fates of three nameless CSA soldiers caught between the lines somewhere on the Emmitsburg Road. A long, well paced novel that not only gives a good story but also takes you back to the mindset of those who read for pleasure before TV and radio shortened attention spans
a great story line and should meet the approval of even the harshest critic. Mary Johnston
was a terrific writer. I highly recommend this book.
on actual persons and places.and date. Excelent reading for any civil war buff.
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A little to much technical detail with the battles and not enough story.Published 2 months ago by foxterluv
My only complaint is it is very wordy. Descriptions go on and on when it doesn't seem necessary for the scene or action or feeling that is bringing to you.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you enjoy a bit of history, military, southern life description and account of one of true military genius Generals.Published 8 months ago by Chaplain Stanleigh Fremont Chapin
this book was just okay - and I am glad that it was free. I would not have paid for it.Published on September 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer