America's Greatest Conflict: Novels of the Civil War
Sometimes historical facts alone are not enough to evoke the truth of the past -- perhaps this is what Walt Whitman meant when he claimed of the Civil War that 'the real war will never get into the books.' In these selections, novelists use their imaginative powers to re-create the greatest upheaval in our history in a way that touches emotions and senses as much as the intellect.
- The March, E.L. Doctorow
- On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon, Kaye Gibbons
- The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara
- Enemy Women, Paulette Jiles
- Lincoln's Dreams, Connie Willis