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A BRIGHT TRAGIC THING

A Tale of Civil War Texas

by L.D. Clark
OUT OF PRINT
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$15.00


Product Details

10-digit ISBN0-938317-18-0
13-digit ISBN9780938317180
FormatHardback
LanguageEnglish
Also Available InPaperback
Page Count302
Publication DateJuly 1, 1996
RightsAll Rights Available
Civil War fiction generally depends on the vast amplitude of the national scene for its effect, on battles and political strife in high places. Underneath these, though, as the ultimate cause, lay the many fearful incidents in small communities torn apart by the fury of local enmities. Sometimes one of these episodes is a perfect reflection of the greater conflict, reducing and concentrating the scope into a few excruciating events more readily formed into a powerful story. The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas in 1862 is such an incident, and A Bright Tragic Thing is such a novel.

A Bright Tragic Thing recreates the lynching of more than forty Union men by Confederate extremists, an incident known to history as the Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas.
Yolanda Leyva, a University of Texas at El Paso history professor
"In a city whose popular history has been portrayed...as one inhabited only by gunfighters and conquistadores, it is a breath of fresh air to read about the profound cultural and social influence of the Mexican Revolution and Mexican-origin people."
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