By John W. De Forest,Gary Scharnhorst
Drawing on his personal strive against adventure with the Union forces, John W. De woodland crafted a struggle novel like not anything ahead of it within the annals of yankee literature. His first-hand wisdom of "the barren region of dying" made its manner directly to the pages of his riveting novel with devastating impression. no matter if depicting the tedium prior to wrestle, the unstated horror of conflict, or the grisly butchery of the sphere health center, De wooded area broke new flooring, expecting the practical warfare writings of Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, and Tim O'Brien.
A advertisement failure in its personal day, De Forest's tale used to be praised via Henry James and William Dean Howells, who, evaluating it favorably to War and Peace, acclaimed the booklet "one of the simplest American novels ever written."
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