Review: CIVIL WAR STORIES by Ambrose Bierce

Matt’s Book Blog read and reviewed Civil War Stories by Ambrose Bierce for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

After the hostilities, he often said a part of himself had died in the war. Bierce wrote about 25 short pieces, both fiction and nonfiction, about the Civil War.  There are few splendid feats or valorous gallantries in Bierce’s stories. In his memoir about Shiloh, he notes that brushfires roasted to death soldiers so wounded that they couldn’t crawl away. The short story “Chickamauga” rivals stories by Isaac Babel about how war, violence, blind mean fate impartially ravage the young, the innocent, and minders of their own business. 

Read the full review.

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