Mackinlay kantor and andersonville


One of the best Civil War history books I have ever read. Apparently many of them are Catholic as evidenced by the stories of the Catholic priest who serves the community.


It is carved out of primary sources: He also saw combat during the Korean War as a correspondent. There are now 22, prisoners in Andersonville.

In writing more than 30 novels, Kantor often returned to the theme of the American Civil War. He changed its spelling, adding an "a", because he thought it sounded more Scottish, and chose to be called "Mack" or MacKinlay.

But Andersonville was on a highway like none I had ever experienced or imagined. People could not do the things that were described here to other people. He also acquired a professional agent, Sydney Sanders.

He was known for a lack of quotation marks and was influential in this regard on Cormac McCarthywho said that Kantor was the first writer he encountered who left them out. It changed my life. But Andersonville started to actually put some real tarnish on the shiny world that I thought I inhabited.

MacKinlay Kantor

It is episodic and a kind of ensemble piece. Thirteen thousand men perished at the prison, most of them from scurvy, diarrhea, dysentery, and exposure to the elements.

I was living a fairly middle class suburban life and couldn't believe that people could be treated the way people in this book were treated.

We saw glimpses of poverty and segregation. Crossing it meant being shot, an option attractive for those who had enough of Andersonville. I first read it as a high school junior in the spring ofand I can still recall how I felt stifled by the descriptions of the oppression and misery of Andersonville.

He wrote two works for young readers set in the Civil War years:MacKinlay Kantor: MacKinlay Kantor, American author and newspaperman whose more than 30 novels and numerous popular short stories include the highly acclaimed Andersonville (; filmed for television ), a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the American Civil War.


Sep 02,  · Andersonville was the subject of a novel published sixty years ago that won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. MacKinlay Kantor’s Andersonville () was the fruit of years of research and a longstanding interest Kantor had in the prison.

It wasn’t his first Civil War novel. Benjamin McKinlay Kantor, was an American journalist, novelist and wrote more than 30 novels, several set during the American Civil War, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in for his novel Andersonville Kantor was born in Webster City, Iowa, in /5().

Andersonville [MacKinlay Kantor] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The greatest of our Civil War novels. — The New York Times. The Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the Andersonville Fortress and its use as a concentration camp-like prison by the South during the Civil joeshammas.coms: MacKinlay Kantor won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in for his novel "Andersonville", an epic account of the notorious prison camp in Southwest Georgia which 5/5(5).

MacKinlay Kantor’s Andersonville tells the story of the notorious Confederate Prisoner of War camp, where fifty thousand Union soldiers were held captive—and fourteen thousand died—under inhumane conditions. This new edition will be widely read and talked about by Civil War buffs and readers of gripping historical fiction/5(8).

Mackinlay kantor and andersonville
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