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Three great novels of the Civil War
Jaffe, Marc.
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New York : Wings Books ; Avenel, N.J. : Distributed by Random House, [1994]

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x, 884 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
The killer angels / by Michael Shaara -- Andersonville / by MacKinlay Kantor -- The red badge of courage / by Stephen Crane.
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PS648.C54 G74 1994 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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A moving trio of novels that explore the powers, passions, and politics of the War Between the States. Includes The Killer Angels, Stephen Crane's classic The Red Badge of Courage, and Andersonville.

Author Notes

Stephen Crane authored novels, short stories, and poetry, but is best known for his realistic war fiction. Crane was a correspondent in the Greek-Turkish War and the Spanish American War, penning numerous articles, war reports and sketches. His most famous work, The Red Badge of Courage (1896), portrays the initial cowardice and later courage of a Union soldier in the Civil War. In addition to six novels, Crane wrote over a hundred short stories including "The Blue Hotel," "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," and "The Open Boat." His first book of poetry was The Black Riders (1895), ironic verse in free form. Crane wrote 136 poems.

Crane was born November 1, 1871, in Newark, New Jersey. After briefly attending Lafayette College and Syracuse University, he became a freelance journalist in New York City. He published his first novel, Maggie: Girl of the Streets, at his own expense because publishers found it controversial: told with irony and sympathy, it is a story of the slum girl driven to prostitution and then suicide.

Crane died June 5, 1900, at age 28 from tuberculosis.

(Bowker Author Biography)