Andersonville

By MacKinlay Kantor

The maximum of our Civil warfare novels” (New York Times) reissued for a brand new new release

As the U.S. prepares to commemorate the Civil War’s a hundred and fiftieth anniversary, Plume reissues the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel extensively considered as the main robust ever written approximately our nation’s bloodiest clash. MacKinlay Kantor’s Andersonville tells the tale of the infamous accomplice Prisoner of battle camp, the place fifty thousand Union squaddies have been held captive—and fourteen thousand died—under inhumane stipulations. This new version may be commonly learn and pointed out by means of Civil warfare buffs and readers of gripping ancient fiction.

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