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Red River (Far Western Civil War #4)

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
P. G. Nagle, "author of some of the best fiction written about Texas history" (Edward T. Cotham, Jr., author of Battle on the Bay: The Civil War Struggle for Galveston), writes with power and poignancy of a bloody campaign little chronicled but of great strategic to both North and South. Nagle tells the story of the struggle for dominance among the bayous and rivers of the ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published August 23rd 2003 by Forge Books
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Benjamin Thomas
This is the fourth and final (it appears) book in P.G. Nagle's "Civil War in the Far West" series. The series started with "Glorietta Pass", and continued with "The Guns of Valverde", and then "Galveston".

I think this book really demonstrates how Ms Nagle has grown into her writing abilities. The first book was well researched and there were several strong characters but the plot seemed to be pretty basic and even predictable. But as she progressed through this series she just got better and be
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Mirrani
Aug 17, 2014 Mirrani rated it really liked it
A story about the Civil War and the Louisiana plantations, which takes place near the end of slavery, I found that last point to be unusually relaxing. I'm not certain why, but it seemed a relief to me to finally show how families dealt with the worries of losing their labor force. So often I read stories about the war that focus on all the action, with no thought to how the times affected people outside of the battles, who were dealing with other issues on top of sending their fathers and sons ...more
Shirley Schwartz
This is another early reviewer book for me. The book is set in the western part of the southern states and its time period is the 1860's. This is apparently the fourth book in a four-part series, but I have not read the other three. Even though I didn't read the other three, I wasn't at a disadvantage. The story held together very well on its own. I love historical fiction, and I am particularly drawn to civil war era books, so this one certainly fit the bill. I liked the characters, both Union ...more
Greg
Jan 26, 2013 Greg rated it liked it
Shelves: civil-war-nf
Basically a continuation (characters and plot) of Galveston, but with setting moved to Louisiana during the Overland Expedition/Invasion by Banks. This book suffers the same flaws as Galveston, for overly convenient plots and modern expressions jammed into 19th century mouths. Still, I'm grateful, as this author's other books, with this one listed in the "other works by" section, helped me discover this theater and these battles of the Civil War, that have gone largely uncovered and unromanticiz ...more
Irene Adam
Jul 24, 2014 Irene Adam rated it it was amazing
I received this book free from the author through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. Another excellent historical novel by P G Nagle about the Civil War. It was very interesting how steam-powered boats were used to fight the war on the Mississippi and Red Rivers and also how these rivers were used for shipping and transportation during the Civil War period of our history by both the north and the south. I would love to read a sequel to this book. It would be interesting to follow the ...more
Rob
Aug 26, 2010 Rob rated it it was ok
Interesting to read about the role of the steamboats in the West during the Civil War, but the book was only so-so.
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Other Books in the Series

Far Western Civil War (4 books)
  • Glorieta Pass (Far Western Civil War, #1)
  • The Guns of Valverde (Far Western Civil War, #2)
  • Galveston (Far Western Civil War, #3)

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