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Long Remember

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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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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
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.
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...more
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