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Last of the Blue and Gray

Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War
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ISBN-13:
9781588343963
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
232
Autor:
Richard A. Serrano
Serie:
Smithsonian Books
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

1 Two Old Soldiers2 Reunion3 Old Age and Stolen Valor4 Albert Woolson5 Walter Williams6 Old Men in Blue7 Old Men in Gray8 Centennial9 Last in Blue10 Debunked?11 In His Memory-Clouded Mind12 Last in Gray13 Of the Dead, Speak No EvilPostscriptSourcesIndex
Richard Serrano, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times, pens a story of two veterans. In the late 1950s, as America prepared for the Civil War centennial, two very old men lay dying. Albert Woolson, 109 years old, slipped in and out of a coma at a Duluth, Minnesota, hospital, his memories as a Yankee drummer boy slowly dimming. Walter Williams, at 117 blind and deaf and bedridden in his daughter's home in Houston, Texas, no longer could tell of his time as a Confederate forage master. The last of the Blue and the Gray were drifting away; an era was ending. Unknown to the public, centennial officials, and the White House too, one of these men was indeed a veteran of that horrible conflict and one according to the best evidence nothing but a fraud. One was a soldier. The other had been living a great, big lie.