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Critical Praise

""Heartbreakingly realistic picture of the madness born of violence and war, and the redemption to be found when the past is finally put to rest."


"Re-creates this seminal moment in American history with prose that is vivid, unflinching, and often incantatory. . . . Howard Bahr's accomplishment is magnificent."

Jeffrey Lent, The Washington Post Book World

"Bahr knows how to turn a phrase and tug on the emotions, visceral feelings that we try to keep buried. His descriptions of the carnage of battlefields, of what bullets and bayonets can do to human flesh, will chill you to the bone… His is a rare talent."

The Denver Post

"A beautifully wrought novel that deserves a wide audience."

Los Angeles Times