The sands of pride

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Carroll & Graf Publishers,
Pub. Date:
2002.
Edition:
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Language:
English
Description
In this grandly ambitious masterpiece of Civil War fiction, noted novelist and historian William R. Trotter has created nothing less than an epic re-creation of the whole experience of the war--from secession to Gettysburg--within the microcosm of North Carolina, a theater of war never before brought to life in a major novel of the Civil War. Trotter's powerful story follows the intertwined fates of over two dozen major characters--real and fictional, Union and Confederate, combatants and civilians--swept up in the hurricane of war. In The Sands of Pride, he chronicles the exploits of bold blockade-runners like Southerner Matthew Sloane, intrepid naval warriors like Federal officer William Barker Cushings, sadistic bushwhackers like Cyrus Bone, and spies like the Confederacy's seductive Belle O'Neal. The novel's center of gravity is the beautiful coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina, in the midst of a vibrant, bawdy "Golden Age". It was the South's most vital port and guarded by the largest, most formidable earthen fortress ever built in America, Fort Fisher, a stupendous feat of engineering and a symbol of Southern defiance. After every other significant Rebel port had been vanquished, Fort Fisher's guns kept open Wilmington's boisterous docks, which poured supplies from Europe that kept the Confederacy alive. The Sands of Pride tells a story both vast and intimate. Civil War buffs will be stunned by the stirring events depicted here. All readers will be fascinated by its colorful, passionate characters and swept along by its page-turning momentum.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780786710133
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 1ac689b3-a9f7-f419-ca49-0ac32fd1d54e
Grouping Title sands of pride
Grouping Author trotter william r
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-10 01:06:21AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-20 05:58:37AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Trotter, William R., 1943-
author_display Trotter, William R
available_at_salida Salida Regional Library
detailed_location_salida SRL Adult Fiction Staff Retrieval
display_description
format_category_salida Books
format_salida Book
id 1ac689b3-a9f7-f419-ca49-0ac32fd1d54e
isbn 9780786710133
item_details ils:.b20761521|.i67476788|SRL Adult Fiction Staff Retrieval|FIC TRO(Staff Retrieval)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||srfa||
itype_salida Book
last_indexed 2018-10-20T11:58:37.127Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_salida FIC TRO(Staff Retrieval)
owning_library_salida Salida Regional Library
owning_location_salida Salida Regional Library
primary_isbn 9780786710133
publishDate 2002
record_details ils:.b20761521|Book|Books|1st Carroll & Graf ed.|English|Carroll & Graf Publishers,|2002.|754 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_salida
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b20761521 .i67476788 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Fiction, Historical fiction, North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction, War fiction
title_display The sands of pride
title_full The sands of pride / William R. Trotter
title_short The sands of pride
topic_facet History