Set during the American Civil War of the 1860s, 'Campaigning With Grant' is a daring and original adventure through one of the most momentous events in American history, and also a bittersweet reminder of the nature of history, conflict, loyalty and love.
The novel begins as a portrait of the famous Yankee General Ulysses S Grant, as told by his staff officer John A Rawlins, from a future point in history. But it is also a story of deceptions - of Rawlins' father's endless lies, of Rawlins' fear that his father has so blighted his own character that he may be incapable of any authentic emotional response - and how at particular moments failure is essential to victory.
Insightful, innovative, adventurous and beautiful, 'Campaigning With Grant' is a compelling first novel from a writer of great power.
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 07 / 2000
- 118 x 186mm