Thomas Keneally’s compelling historical drama about the American Civil War brings to life one of the most emotive episodes in American history.

As the Civil War tears America apart, General Stonewall Jackson leads a troop of Confederate soldiers on a long trek north towards the battle they believe will be a conclusive victory. Through their hopes, fears and losses, Keneally conveys both the drama and mundane hardship of war in this widely acclaimed classic.

The Booker Prize 1979
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Thomas Keneally

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Thomas Keneally was born in Sydney, Australia, where he still lives. He began his writing career in 1964 and has published 33 novels since.
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Gossip from the Forest
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