By Mary Johnston
Cease Firing alternatives up the place Mary Johnston’s past ebook, The lengthy Roll leaves off. We rejoin Richard Cleave, the accomplice artillery officer, as he fights to regain his attractiveness and his honor. within the strategy, he stories the battles of Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, the desolate tract, Kennesaw Mountain and others.
Cleave can experience that the warfare is being misplaced; and he's torn among that wisdom and his feel of responsibility and honor. via all of it, Johnston’s consciousness to historic element by no means falters as we're realistically propelled into Cleave’s interesting global.
Prominently featured is also accomplice basic Joseph E. Johnston, from whom Mary Johnston is descended.
“Romances of the Civil warfare we've advert nauseum; however the battle used to be no romance. In stop Firing... we've the uncooked struggle itself.”
The big apple Times
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