Devil's Dream: A Novel About Nathan Bedford Forrest

Devil's Dream: A Novel About Nathan Bedford Forrest

Madison Smartt Bell


A robust new novel approximately Nathan Bedford Forrest, the main reviled, celebrated, and mythical of Civil struggle generals. With a similar eloquence, dramatic power, and snatch of historical past that marked his award-winning fictional trilogy of the Haitian Revolution, Madison Smartt Bell now turns his gaze to America’s Civil conflict. We see Forrest off and on the battlefield, in much less time-honored yet no much less revealing moments of his lifestyles; we see him treating his slaves humanely while he fights to make sure their endured enslavement; we see his knack for holding his enemy unsettled, his intuition for the unforeseen, and his relentless stamina. As Devil's Dream moves backward and forward in time, a vibrant portrait comes into concentration: a coarse, fierce guy with a lifestyles choked with contradictions.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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