Philip Gerard presents this dramatic convergence of events through the stories of the individuals who endured them—reporting the war as if it were happening in the present rather than with settled hindsight—to capture the dreadful suspense of lives caught up in a conflict whose ending had not yet been written. As Gerard reveals, whatever the grand political causes for war, whatever great battles decided its outcome, and however abstract it might seem to readers a century and a half later, the war was always personal.
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Philip Gerard (Author)
Philip Gerard is professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His previous books include Down the Wild Cape Fear.