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The Resource Confederate bushwhacker : Mark Twain in the shadow of the Civil War, Jerome Loving

Confederate bushwhacker : Mark Twain in the shadow of the Civil War, Jerome Loving

Label
Confederate bushwhacker : Mark Twain in the shadow of the Civil War
Title
Confederate bushwhacker
Title remainder
Mark Twain in the shadow of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Loving
Title variation
Mark Twain in the shadow of the Civil War
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loving, Jerome
Dewey number
818/.409
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1332
LC item number
.L68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
  • Humorists, American
  • Veterans
  • Soldiers
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Twain, Mark
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Confederate bushwhacker : Mark Twain in the shadow of the Civil War, Jerome Loving
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn832706247
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 243 page
Isbn
9781611684650
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013009641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)832706247
Label
Confederate bushwhacker : Mark Twain in the shadow of the Civil War, Jerome Loving
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn832706247
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 243 page
Isbn
9781611684650
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013009641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)832706247

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