A Bright Tragic Thing: A Tale of Civil War Texas

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Cinco Puntos Press, Apr 1, 1992 - Fiction - 302 pages
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This Civil War novel recreates the lynching of more than 40 Union men by Confederate extremists, an incident known to history as the "Great hanging at Gainesville, TX." The narrator recounts the time of his early manhood when he strove to save his father's life from mob justice and the hangman's noose.

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The author, who edited a volume of contemporary recollections on which this novel is based, revisits a Civil War tragedy known as the "great hanging'' at Gainesville, Texas, where a score of Union men ... Read full review


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