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Long Remember is the first realistic novel about the Civil War. Originally published in the 1930s, and out of print sincer the 50s, this book received rave reviews from the NY Times Book Review, and was a main selection of the Literary Guild. It is the account of the Battle of Gettysburg, as viewed by a pacifist who comes to accept the nasty necessity of combat, and lives ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 7th 2000 by Forge Books (first published January 1934)
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Paul Haspel
Long Remember has been long forgotten. MacKinlay Kantor's 1934 novel, which chronicles the Civil War's Pennsylvania Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg from the perspective of Gettysburg civilians unlucky enough to be in Gettysburg on those three crucial days of July 1-3, 1863, caused quite a splash in its time; it was a Literary Guild main selection, and no less an authority than Allen Tate praised its battlefield realism. Yet while Kantor's later Civil War novel Andersonville (1955) won the Puli ...more
Robert French
Recently having read both Ralph Peters two recently published civil war novels Cain at Gettysburg and Hell or Richmond, I had a fairly good understanding of how the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg progressed from the perspective of the participants. This helped immensely when reading Long Remember because the viewpoint changed from that of the officers and soldiers to the impact on the citizens of the community of Gettysburg. I also believe it is important to understand that MacKinlay Kan ...more
Shawna
An unpleasant but realistic picture of Gettysburg and war in general. No particular character was wonderful, all had flaws. An extremely well written and thought provoking book.
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Colleen Mertens
This was a good book dealing with the Battle of Gettysburg from the perspective of the civilians who had to deal with the chaos that the battle brought to them. The characters represented the whole spectrum of thoughts about the war and the interactions and personal lives of those characters connected in ways not imagined. How the war affects outcomes in the book is also intriguing. Good read for Civil War buffs.
Alix
Bob thinks it was trashy, but it is an incredibly detailed accounting of the Battle of Gettysburg. Civil War geeks take note.
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Benjamin McKinlay Kantor, was an American journalist, novelist and screenwriter. He wrote more than 30 novels, several set during the American Civil War, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956 for his 1955 novel Andersonville

Kantor was born in Webster City, Iowa, in 1904. His mother, a journalist, encouraged Kantor to develop his writing style. Kantor started writing seriously as
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