United states history civil war, 18611865 juvenile. Grey eagle john buford, the federal hero of the first day at gettysburg. It recounts the american civil war through the viewpoint of traveller, the favorite horse of. Best civil war fiction score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. The novel follows the civil war from the horses point of view.
Trying to name the top dozen civil war books of all time is, admittedly, a brazen act on my part. List of horses of the american civil war wikipedia. The two together, man and horse, made one of the largest establishments i ever saw. Books about great britain history civil war, 16421649 fiction sorted by popularity project gutenberg. A list of fiction and nonfiction about dogs, horses, mules, elephants, pigeons, dolphins, and all other animals who have ever served in the.
Traveller is a historical novel written by richard adams in 1988. The killer angels by michael shaara, gone with the wind by margaret mitchell, cold mountain by charles frazier, gods. When nick siler joined the union army, he left a world of loving family and plans for a happy future, and entered a world of physical challenges, hardship, and the horrors of. Is the book war horse fiction or nonfiction answers. Novels of the civil war indian prairie public library. Nevertheless, the books on this list are, indeed, my alltime favorites cherished works that. Books about the civil war, including fiction and non fiction selections. The civil war, battles and personalities, from the perspective of robert e. In a letter in 1888, sherman wrote that his favorite horse throughout the war was the one he rode in atlanta.
Guardian fiction editor justine jordan on the celebrated and overlooked books of the year best books of 2019. On the morning of february 27, 1937, which began cold and gray, a few hundred americans waited to storm a hill southeast of madrid, near the. Jealousy, fear, selfmastery, duty, pride, pleasure, and selfdoubt. This got me to thinking about some of the other horses that served during the civil war. The countrys bloodiest war has been captured in novels, memoirs, and battle. Books under subject heading united states history civil war, 18611865 juvenile fiction. Explores the major battles and many minor incidents of the us civil war. The top 10 civil war novels from roman legions to medieval mayhem, cavaliers and roundheads to the crushing of ideals in the 20th century, there. The civil war has been viewed from almost every possible perspective, but adams breaks new ground. This is a list of named horses and the senior union and confederate officers who rode them. Find best sellers about civil war, american legends, breweries and wineries, and more.
Alison hart mines the complex relationships of the civil war in this gripping work of historical fiction. A collection of short stories, books, essays, speeches, letters, and poems that concern themselves with the american civil war 1861 1865. Richard adams does a wonderful job with travelers character. See more ideas about war, american civil war and civil war photos.
The history books can tell us much about the trauma of war, but for those who prefer the emotional truths that can be conveyed by a good novel, here are. Horses and the civil war jessica james awardwinning. Project gutenberg offers 61,743 free ebooks for kindle, ipad, nook, android, and iphone. Lee, legendary confederate general, had a horse named traveller. The red badge of courage 1951 a good place to start with any study of civil war films is with the one that adapted arguably the definitive. Aug 18, 2018 horses and their soldiers of the us civil war. Alexander hunter in the historical fiction novel, noble cause. This is a broad library containing novels like the red badge of courage and uncle toms cabin, civil war stories by ambrose pierce, ppems from julia ward howe and emily dickison, and historical documents including the emancipation proclamation, and lincolns gettysburg address. Here are some of the famous horses that played a role in the civil war. A richly textured, carefully researched novel of the civil war focuses on the life of. Bud told us that for every man killed during the civil war around 625,000, three horses died. Movies and novels have the cavalry galloping across the countryside, sabers waving in the air.617 1401 1117 989 903 1092 580 770 966 729 269 1014 1101 427 277 932 94 418 1412 1032 92 386 1392 1466 128 141 1180 1237 266 1161 666 353 138 1315 251 1045 1350 1100 1493 1288 1244 841 425 313 1469 517 174 1196