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The Widow of the South
by Robert Hicks

Published: 2006-09-26
Paperback : 448 pages
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The Widow of the South

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  "Slow but informative"by ktlown (see profile) 09/06/13

Not the most engaging story line but preserves an interesting piece of southern American history.

 
  "Franklin, TN"by kristinbluedog (see profile) 10/23/12

I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about the Civil War but I knew nothing about Franklin, TN. It is wonderful to get to learn something new. The fictional story really brought the history of this... (read more)

 
  "Very Good!"by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 01/17/12

I have never been very interested in details of the Civil War, that is until I read this book. Historical fiction based on the Battle of Franklin, brings the lives lost and historical detai... (read more)

 
  "Widow of the South"by knothead (see profile) 03/12/11

I found this book very difficult to get into and I never felt any connection to Carrie (and she often annoyed me). I even put the book down and read something else, but felt committed enough to my book... (read more)

 
  "Highly Recommended!"by sbsalsa (see profile) 03/10/10

This book is slow to start but if you can get past the first 100 pages, you will not be able to put it down. Dramatic, heartfelt, moving. A MUST read, especially if you didn't grow up learning much about... (read more)

 
  "The Widow of the South"by jenbrinkley (see profile) 03/02/10

Sparked great discussion about the Civil War. Great read!

 
  "The Widow of the South"by sberry (see profile) 07/16/09

 
  "Beautifully written account of the aftermath of an important battle of the Civil War."by corron (see profile) 07/13/09

 
  "A unique historical view of the civil war"by misspriss (see profile) 10/18/08

The kind of book I learned something from and enjoyed reading.

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