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Author Loving, Jerome, 1941-

Title Confederate bushwhacker : Mark Twain in the shadow of the Civil War / Jerome Loving.

Publication Info. Lebanon NH : University Press of New England, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  818.4 LOV    Check Shelf
Description xv, 243 page ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prelude : "Mark Twain's war experiences," New York Times, October 7, 1877 -- On the eve of Huckleberry Finn -- Skirting the Mason-Dixon -- The greatest general who ever lived -- March of the white man -- "The private history of a campaign that failed" -- The "private" history and the "personal" memoir -- The killing of strangers -- Connecticut Yankee.
Summary "Confederate Bushwhacker is a microbiography set in the most important and pivotal year in the life of its subject. In 1885, Mark Twain was at the peak of his career as an author and a businessman, as his own publishing firm brought out not only the U.S. edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn but also the triumphantly successful Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Twenty years after the end of the Civil War, Twain finally tells the story of his past as a deserter from the losing side, while simultaneously befriending and publishing the general from the winning side. Coincidentally, the year also marks the beginning of Twain's descent into misfortune, his transformation from a humorist into a pessimist and determinist. Interwoven throughout this portrait are the headlines and crises of 1885--black lynchings, Indian uprisings, anti-Chinese violence, labor unrest, and the death of Grant. The year was at once Twain's annus mirabilis and the year of his undoing. The meticulous treatment of this single year by the esteemed biographer Jerome Loving enables him to look backward and forward to capture both Twain and the country at large in a time of crisis and transformation."-- Book jacket.
Subject Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Private history of a campaign that failed.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. (OCoLC)fst00031622
American Civil War (1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant (Grant, Ulysses S.) (OCoLC)fst01359424
Private history of a campaign that failed (Twain, Mark) (OCoLC)fst01393289
Chronological Term 1800 - 1918
Subject Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Humorists, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Veterans -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Authors, American. (OCoLC)fst00821764
Humorists, American. (OCoLC)fst00963739
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Social history. (OCoLC)fst01122498
Soldiers. (OCoLC)fst01125233
Veterans. (OCoLC)fst01165710
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Influence.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
United States -- Confederate States of America. (OCoLC)fst01205435
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Mark Twain in the shadow of the Civil War
ISBN 9781611684650 (cloth: alkaline paper)
161168465X (cloth: alkaline paper)
9781611684728 (ebook)
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