A Distant Flame

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University of Georgia Press, 01.04.2011 - 328 Seiten

A young Confederate sharpshooter, Charlie Merrill, has already suffered many losses in his life, but he must find a way to endure--and to grow--if he is to survive the battles he and his fellow soldiers face in July 1864 at the gates of Atlanta. From the opening salvos on Rocky Face Ridge in northwest Georgia through the trials of Resaca and Kennesaw Mountain, Charlie faces the overwhelming force of the Union army and a growing uncertainty about his place in the war.

Framed by a story that finds the elderly Charlie giving a speech on the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, A Distant Flame portrays love, violence, and regret about wrong paths taken. With an attention to historical detail that brings the past powerfully to the present, Philip Lee Williams reveals Charlie's journey of redemption from the Civil War's fields of fire to the slow steps of old age.

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A DISTANT FLAME: A Novel of the Civil War

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A sickly, sensitive, Shakespeare-spouting 17-year-old becomes a Confederate Army killing machine.The trouble is that Charlie Merrill spends much of his time stretching credulity. As he assesses the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Prologue
1
Winter 1864
9
July 9 1861
16
July 22 1914
21
April 19 1864
26
July 26 1861
36
July 22 1914
43
April 20May 8 1864
47
May 16 1862
166
June 226 1864
172
Summer and Fall 1862
191
July 221914
200
Winter 18621863
205
June 27 1864
217
July 22 1914
226
July 2122 1864
234

July 27 1861
59
July 28 1861
63
May 813 1864
68
July 22 1914
83
AugustSeptember 1861
88
May 1419 1864
97
July 22 1914
116
OctoberDecember 1861
123
JanuaryMarch 1862
131
May 2231 1864
140
July 23September 1 1864
251
July 22 1914
265
July 221914 500530 PM
271
July 221914 545630 PM
276
July 221914 630930 PM
284
July 221914 930Midnight
297
November 1918
301
Authors Note
305
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Philip Lee Williams is the author of fifteen books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He lives in Watkinsville, Georgia, and teaches creative writing at the University of Georgia. Learn more at www.philipleewilliams.com

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