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None Shall Look Back

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A study of the hero in his archetypal struggle against death, this novel follows the Civil War in the West through the career of Confederate Rivers Allard, a Kentuckian who rides with Forrest. Southern Classics Series.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 25th 1992 by J. S. Sanders and Company (first published January 1st 1992)
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Joan Colby
The best Civil War, no strike Civil, War period, novel I’ve read. Gordon’s depiction of battles, the plight of the soldiers, the horrors of war for both combatants and civilians, is stunning. Her portrayal of the Kentucky plantation, Brackets, and its inhabitants, particularly patriarch Fountain Allard, is convincing and realistic. She pulls no punches. I was shocked to learn that publication of this book was delayed in order not to compete with the earlier published Gone With the Wind. They are ...more
Peggy Bonnington
I read just about everything Caroline Gordon wrote starting 1992 when we moved into the Clarksville house she and Allen Tate lived in from 1932. For some reason I've been moved to read much of her work again recently. I remember loving NONE SHALL LOOK BACK, but I realize now I'm confusing it with PENHALLY and perhaps other works as well. I give high marks to almost everything Caroline Gordon writes, and this book is no exception; however, I feel the need to make a distinction regarding it's comp ...more
I love books written pre-1950 and this book did not disappoint. Great Civil War novel that concentrates on the western theater, specifically on Gen. Forrest. Historically accurate and intense. Loved it.
I've been vaguely interested in General Nathan Bedford Forrest after visiting Memphis and seeing a statue of him a few years back. My father explained that there was a lot of controversy over that statue - one argument fought to have the statue removed as he was an early leader of the KKK while another argument was that he was a Civil War hero and deserved to be recognized for his contributions to society.

This story focuses primarily on the Allard family in the South during the Civil War. Not qu
Nancy Midgette
Interesting to read from the 1937 perspective in which it was writte. Story itself seemed a bit artificial. Don't believe that character of N. B. Forrest that comes through.
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