Confederate Bushwhacker : Mark Twain in the Shadow of the Civil War
By: Loving, Jerome.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lebanon : University Press of New England, 2013Description: 1 online resource (153 p.).ISBN: 9781611684728.Subject(s): Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography | Grant, Ulysses S. -- (Ulysses Simpson), -- 1822-1885. -- Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant | Humorists, American -- 19th century -- Biography | Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Biography | Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 | Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910. -- Private history of a campaign that failed | Veterans -- Confederate States of America -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Confederate Bushwhacker : Mark Twain in the Shadow of the Civil WarDDC classification: 818/.409 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction -- Prelude: "Mark Twain's War Experiences," New York Times, October 7, 1877 -- One: On the Eve of Huckleberry Finn -- Two: Skirting the Mason-Dixon -- Three: The Greatest General Who Ever Lived -- Four: March of the White Man -- Five: "The Private History of a Campaign That Failed" -- Six: The "Private" History and the "Personal" Memoir -- Seven: The Killing of Strangers -- Eight: Connecticut Yankee -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
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 als
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