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The widow of the south

Hicks, Robert

The widow of the south

by Hicks, Robert

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Published by Warner Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • McGavock, Caroline E. Winder, -- 1829-1905 -- Fiction,
  • Franklin, Battle of, Franklin, Tenn., 1864 -- Fiction,
  • Plantation owners" spouses -- Fiction,
  • Plantation life -- Fiction,
  • Cemeteries -- Fiction,
  • Biographical fiction,
  • War stories,
  • Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Casualties -- Fiction,
  • Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals -- Fiction,
  • Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction,
  • Williamson County (Tenn.) -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Hicks.
    GenreFiction
    The Physical Object
    Pagination426 p. ;
    Number of Pages426
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23274137M
    ISBN 100446500127
    LC Control Number2005010568

      My Thoughts. The Widow of the South is a historical novel centered around the Carnton Plantation during the Battle of Franklin. This battle lasted 5 hours and nea men lost their lives, many in hand to hand combat. Through it all, the Carnton Plantation was turned into a hospital for the wounded confederate soldiers. The widow of the south by Hicks, Robert, unknown edition, , Warner Books - 1st trade ed. aaaa. Checked Out. Download for print-disabled Add another edition? The widow of the south — First published in Subjects Casualties, Pages:

    Buy The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 9 editions - starting at $ Shop now/5(5). I really wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. Based on a true story, “The Widow of the South” tells of the aftermath of the Civil War battle of Franklin, Tennessee, a devastating (and now largely-forgotten) bloodbath that left over 9, soldiers dead, wounded, captured, or missing/5(69).

      FB: Southampton is a large port (the Titanic set sail from here) and university town in the county of Hampshire on the south coast of England. I chose it because I wanted to set the book in places I know personally so I can walk the streets in my head rather than on Google Earth. Q: Social media plays a big role in THE WIDOW. The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks starting at $ The Widow of the South has 9 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace/5(5).


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But, wow, what a The widow of the south book is told in the novel - based on fact - The Widow of the South. And what heroes Carrie McGavock and her slave servant Mariah becomes the widow of the south herself and mourns the lost of nearly 1, Rebel Soldiers/5(). THE WIDOW OF THE SOUTH is an excellent, breath-taking and fascinating read.

I can’t help but say that this book deeply moved me. The words, Carnton, Franklin, Tennessee, will never have the same meaning to me now that I’ve read this amazing novel/5.

The Widow of The South is a brilliant novel that captures the end of an era, the vast madness of war, and the courage of a remarkable woman to claim life from the grasp of death itself. Also available as a Time Warner Audiobook, in a Large Print Edition and as an eBook. In an Author's Note at the end of his book The Widow of the South, Robert Hicks tells us that "when Oscar Wilde made his infamous tour of America inhe told his hosts that his itinerary should include a visit to 'sunny Tennessee to meet the Widow McGavock, the high priestess of the temple of dead boys.'"Carrie McGavock, The Widow of the South, did indeed take it upon herself to /5().

Books similar to The Widow of the South The Widow of the South. by Robert Hicks. avg. rating Ratings. Tennessee, On a late autumn day, near a little town called Franklin, 10, men will soon lie dead or dying in a battle that will change many.

The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks. Paperback (Reprint) $ $ Save 8% Current price is $, Original price is $ You Save 8%. USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Robert Bryndza is back again with the third book in the thrilling, crime series, starring Erika Foster, which has sold over 2 millions Brand: Grand Central Publishing.

The Widow of the South; Buy this book. Hicks's big historical first novel, based on true events in his hometown, follows the saga of Carrie McGavock, a lonely Confederate wife who finds purpose. The Widow of the South Robert Hicks, Grand Central Publishing pp.

ISBN Summary In Carrie McGavock is an old woman who has only her former slave to keep her company and the almost 1, soldiers buried in her backyard.

Robert Hicks’ bestseller, The Widow of the South, an excellent historical fiction novel to read before a trip to Franklin, Tennessee. The Battle of Franklin near Nashville, Tennessee, may not be the most famous battle of the American Civil War. Yet, for lovers of historical fiction, the story told in Robert Hicks’ novel The Widow of the South is gripping enough to inspire travel to.

THE WIDOW OF THE SOUTH is the product of Hicks's research about Franklin, in particular the restoration of the Carnton plantation as a historical site, home to the cemetery Carrie McGavock built to honor the thousands of dead who lost their lives at Franklin, Tennessee.

The acclaimed author of The Underground Railroad () follows up with a leaner, meaner saga of Deep South captivity set in the midth century and fraught with horrors more chilling for being based on true-life atrocities. Elwood Curtis is a law-abiding, teenage paragon of rectitude, an avid reader of encyclopedias and after-school worker diligently overcoming hardships that come from.

Our Reading Guide for The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks includes a Book Club Discussion Guide, Book Review, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio. Book Reviews A new Civil War title arrived at No. 10 on the [ New York Times ] fiction list: The Widow of the South, by the first-time novelist Robert Hicks, a music publisher and manager in 's the fictional story of the real-life Carrie McGavock, who turned her Tennessee plantation house into a makeshift hospital for Confederate soldiers after the bloody Battle of Franklin in Robert Hicks (born Janu ) is the author of The New York Times Bestseller The Widow of the South and has played a major role in preserving the historic Carnton mansion, a focal point in the Battle of Franklin which occurred on Novem Nashville Lifestyles Magazine recently named Robert as the #2 in the top Reasons to Love Nashville, describing him as Nashville's.

out of 5 stars The book; "The Widow of the South" is Moving and Magnificent. Reviewed in the United States on Janu Verified Purchase. I must be honest and tell everyone that I am a student of the Civil War and have visited the site of this book and toured the nearby battlegrounds. But, wow, what a story is told in the novel /5().

out of 5 stars The book; "The Widow of the South" is Moving and Magnificent. Janu Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. I must be honest and tell everyone that I am a student of the Civil War and have visited the site of this book and toured the nearby battlegrounds.

But, wow, what a story is told in the novel - based on fact /5. Widow of the South is a book that will educate the reluctant history student dwelling inside the reader. The tender, personal story of dedication to the respect for lives lost will turn your heart to understanding deeply the great tragedy of the War that so many of us are trying to forget.

We should not s: The Widow of the South was born out of Hicks's many years of work at Carnton and his passion for the preservation of the remaining fragments of the battlefield.

In writing the novel, his hope was to bring national attention back to this moment in our nation's history, the impact those five bloody hours played in making us a nation, and in the.

The Widow of the South is a brilliant novel that captures the end of an era, the vast madness of war, and the courage of a remarkable woman to claim life from the grasp of death itself.

TOP15 e-Books%(). Robert Hicks has 29 books on Goodreads with ratings. Robert Hicks’s most popular book is The Widow of the South. THE WIDOW OF THE SOUTH is Robert Hicks's debut novel, but this beautiful, moving book is written with the style of a seasoned author. First of all, I have to admit I've never been a big fan of Civil War history.

But I saw an interview with the author on TV and I was fascinated by the story behind the book.5/5(5).Editions for The Widow of the South: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Pa.Hicks nailed the end of the old south perfectly.

Be aware that some parts of the book are so filled with violence I had to fast forward in two places. At the same time, Hicks really shows us life in the mid to late s.

The reality of loss, disease and grief are made palpable. A difficult book but a very human story.