Fort Pillow by Harry Turtledove audiobook

Fort Pillow: A Novel of the Civil War

By Harry Turtledove
Read by John Allen Nelson

Tantor Audio 9780312355203

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200123285

  • ISBN: 9798200123278

  • ISBN: 9798200123292

Runtime: 11.23 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In April 1864, the Union garrison at Fort Pillow was composed of almost 600 troops, about half of them black. The Confederacy, incensed by what it saw as a crime against nature, sent its fiercest cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest, to attack the fort with about 1,500 men. The Confederates overran the fort and drove the Federals into a deadly crossfire. Only sixty-two of the colored Union troops survived the fight unwounded. Many accused the Confederates of massacring the black troops after the fort fell, when fighting should have ceased. The "Fort Pillow Massacre" became a Union rallying cry and cemented resolve to see the war through to its conclusion. Harry Turtledove has written a dramatic re-creation of an astounding battle, telling a bloody story of courage and hope, freedom and hatred. With brilliant characterizations of all the main figures, this is a novel that reminds us that Fort Pillow was more than a battle—it was a clash of ideas between men fighting to define what being an American ought to mean.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Most impressive.... Turtledove...depicts the people of the time and place very vividly, making the novel a true window into history. Booklist Starred Review
“Turtledove’s most impressive novel uses known facts and persons and extremely plausible extrapolations to paint a picture of one of America’s least glorious affrays. After reading it, one is convinced that it happened that way. Turtledove also depicts the people of the time and place very vividly, making the novel a true window into history.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Harry Turtledove

Author Bio: Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove, known as the “Master of Alternative History,” is the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of a number of bestselling series and standalone novels. He received his PhD from UCLA in Byzantine history and worked as a technical writer for the Los Angeles County Office of Education before becoming a full-time fiction writer. He also served as the treasurer of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He has written a number of successful series, including the Crosstime Traffic series, the Darkness series, and the Worldwar I Colonization series, among others. His standalone works include Ruled Brittania, Every Inch a King, Conan of Venarium, Household Gods, and Justinian.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English