Patriotic Gore by Edmund Wilson
Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War

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Regarded by many critics as Edmund Wilson's greatest book, Patriotic Gore brilliantly portrays the vast political, spiritual, and material crisis of the Civil War as reflected in the lives and writings of some thirty representative Americans.

Critical/biographical portraits of such notable figures as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Chesnut, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Oliver Wendell Holmes prove Wilson to be the consummate witness to the most eloquently recorded era in American history.
 

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Wilson was a journalist, editor, critic, playwright, and poet as well as a novelist.
 
Published January 1, 1962 by Andre Deutsch. 816 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Romance. Non-fiction

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In language no diehard Lost Cause advocate of the turn of the 20th century nor neo-Confederate of the early 21st could improve upon, Wilson said Lincoln’s government sought to “crush the South not by reason of the righteousness of its cause but on account of the superior equipment which it was ab...

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