In The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce defined "war" as "a by-product of the arts of peace." A Civil War veteran, Bierce had absolutely no illusions about "courage," "honor," and "glory" on the battlefield. These stories form one of the great antiwar statements in American literature. Included here are the classic An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Chickamauga, The Mocking Bird, The Coup de Grace, Parker Anderson, Philosopher, and other stories celebrated for their intensity, startling insight, and mastery of form.

Civil War Short Stories 1988, Bison, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803260870

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