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Love And War by John Jakes

Love And War (original 1984; edition 2000)

by John Jakes

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Title:Love And War
Authors:John Jakes
Info:Signet (MM) (2000), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 1088 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
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Love and War by John Jakes (1984)



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A little history mixed with a lot of drama in this Civil War epic. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
A little history mixed with a lot of drama in this Civil War epic. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
A little history mixed with a lot of drama in this Civil War epic. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
A little history mixed with a lot of drama in this Civil War epic. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
Love and War is a wide-ranging, multi-threaded work of historical fiction, with descriptions of region-wide conditions so vivid and visceral that you can feel the wailing and howls of soldiers from both North and South ringing in your ears during the battle descriptions. This novel puts all its characters to the test. The Civil War conflict battle descriptions and slaughter generates a lot of inner cringing on the part of the reader when John Jakes depicts the ptsd inner sorrow at the ugly decimation of the landscape and soldiers, and inner elation at the noble and good. This is the kind of epic that can involve you and let you leave your immediate surroundings, and compare them with the surroundings of those who people this tale. ( )
  darcette | Jul 5, 2015 |
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Colonel Billy Main's letter home (p 463): we might as well be camped at the rim of the cosmos, so dismal and remote do these huts seem as Christmas nears. Look about and the eye falls upon an unbroken landscape of confusion and cupidity. My men have not been paid for six months. ...Where in God's name is there one iota of concern for this disgraced army? Where is one man whose whole energy is given over to the task of finding generals who can lead us from the swamp of failure in which blunder after blunder has mired us, seemingly for eternity?
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Follows the relationship between two families working to keep their bond of friendship despite being on different sides in the Civil War.

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