Book Reviews of Civil War Stories

Civil War Stories
Civil War Stories
Author: Ambrose Bierce
ISBN-13: 9780486280387
ISBN-10: 0486280381
Publication Date: 8/1/1994
Pages: 128
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Dover
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
16 Fiction Civil War stories by Ambrose Bierce told by his own experience with war. his stories build up suggestive realistic detail to produce grim and vivid tales often disturbing in their mood of fatalism and impending clamity.
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Helpful Score: 2
A good set of stories about hell in war. Should be a good reminder for people today.
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Helpful Score: 2
These stories are based upon incidents and his experiences during the Civil War. He presents all of the brutality and senselessness of armed conflict in his inimitable bitter way. Each story has its own flavor of fatalism ending in a sarcastic twist. In this vein his writing lies somewhere between Poe and O. Henry.
Selections included are What I Saw of Shiloh, Four Days in Dixie, A Horseman in the Sky, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Chickamauga, A Son of the Gods, One of the Missing, Killed at Resaca, The Affair at Coulters Notch, The Coup de Grace, Parker Adderson, Philosopher, An Affair of Outposts, The Story of a Conscience, One Kind of Officer, George Thurston, and The Mocking-bird.
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Reprinted in 1994 - classic tales from Civil War reporter.
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A very good read.