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The Long Roll (A Fireship CONTEMPORIZED CLASSIC) [Paperback]

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Item description for The Long Roll (A Fireship CONTEMPORIZED CLASSIC) by Mary Johnston...

"Mary Johnston's THE LONG ROLL and CEASE FIRING are quite possibly the best Civil War novels ever written..."

The Long Roll truly captures the epic scale of the Civil War. It follows the journey of Richard Cleave, a Confederate officer, and General "Stonewall" Jackson as they fight their way through the Valley Campaign and the battles of Manassas (Bull Run), the Seven Days, Malvern Hill, Second Manassas and Sharpsburg (Antietam).

Details of strategy, tactics, and logistics are brilliantly mixed with penetrating descriptions of raw, almost suicidal, courage. Add to that some genuine insight into the confused motives that caused the war, and you have a "must read" for any Civil War or history buff.

"[It] is more of a history than a novel. But it is a history in which not only the facts, but the emotions and desires of a great people are told." William and Mary Quarterly


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Item Specifications...

Pages   584
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   1.86 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 17, 2007
Publisher   Fireship Press
ISBN  1934757071  
ISBN13  9781934757079  

Availability  50 units.
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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mary Johnston (1870-1936) was one of the most popular authors of her generation. Granddaughter of the renowned Confederate commander General Joseph E. Johnston, she had more than an academic interest in the Civil War.

Mary Johnston was born in 1883.

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1Books > Subjects > History > Military > General
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Literary
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Historical
5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > War

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Well Done  Jul 24, 2007
I was skeptical when I purchased this book. Women writing military fiction do not usually make me very happy. This lady hit it on the head! Her research and closeness to the subject was right on. She was born in Virginia in 1870 and her father was a Confederate Soldier. The British printing was odd at times but I followed the movements of my ancestors in the famous Stonewall Brigade (5th Virginia) and was amazed at her accurate attention to detail. I am used to ladies writing sappy stories and doing minimal research, producing a book like John Jakes or James Reasoner (two of my least favorite authors). Not in this case! Ms. Johnston tells an accurate and interesting story in proper time order. I have "Cease Firing" and will read it next.
Great Civil War novel  Dec 29, 2006
After reading this book you will have a new appreciation for Stonewall Jackson and the "Valley" campaign. The author makes you feel you are there, and the battles and Valley environment come alive. I visited the "Valley" area shortly after reading this novel (I just had to!) and looked at it through very different eyes after experiencing this book. It is one of my very favorites, and a "must read" for civil war buffs as history is entwined within the story.
Volume I of a good Civil War with excellent battle scenes  Feb 21, 1997
Written by CSA' General Joe Johnston's daughter, this first volume is an entertaining novel. Written at the turn of the century by one of the bestselling novelists of the day, this book is full of surprises for the modern, well-read reader. The first two chapters were difficult for this reader to adjust to the early 1900's style; but, became thoroughly enjoyable for the next 600 pages. Set primarily in Virginia, several characters are fully developed from 1860 through 1863. Several women attended to Confederate soldiers in hospitals around Richmond and they view the Battle of Seven Pines from the rooftops; this segment is very interesting due to the fact that the civilians view the battle through a variety of telescopes and interviews with stragglers from the battlefield. The Valley Campaign is viewed at times through the eyes of a CSA private who avoids fighting but nevertheless ends up between battlelines and charges a battery. Like other products of the times, their is a romantic interest that is conventional and suspensful. There is a military injustice which results from love denied and there are vignettes of bitter feuds in the relationships of Lee' lieutenants. Among the best battlefield scences, are the fates of three nameless CSA soldiers caught between the lines somewhere on the Emmitsburg Road. A long, well paced novel that not only gives a good story but also takes you back to the mindset of those who read for pleasure before TV and radio shortened attention spans

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