I absolutely loved this book. Don't be fooled into thinking this is all about the Civil War...it isn't. Oh sure, there are battles retold, but in a fresh way, through the memory of an old man and the eyes of the young boy he was during those times. More, this is the story of the young girl who married him, their life and times, good and bad. A wonderful, interesting read. I even bought the DVD of the movie to see how they'd handled it. Not bad, but they left out a lot.
So real it's hard to read at times, but you'll remember it forever.
I read this book decades ago but remember loving it. It's quirky and fun and authentically historic all at the same time. It was entertaining! I recently swapped for it so i could keep one here at home.
If you are interested in the "War for Southern Independence" you will love this book. 875 pages is a long read; it starts slow at first but gets better as it goes.