Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War

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Macmillan, May 13, 2008 - Fiction - 352 pages
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An explosive novel of the Civil War about one man’s escape from a notorious Confederate prison camp---and his dramatic return to save his men.

July 1864. Union officer Nathan Parker has been imprisoned at nightmarish Andersonville prison camp in Georgia along with his soldiers. As others die around them, Nathan and his men hatch a daring plan to allow him to escape through a tunnel and make his way to Vicksburg, where he intends to alert his superiors to the imprisonment and push for military action. His efforts are blocked by higher-ups in the military, so Parker takes matters into his own hands. Together with a shady, dangerous ex-soldier and smuggler named Marcel Lafarge and a fascinating collection of cutthroats, soldiers, and castoffs, a desperate Parker organizes a private rescue mission to free his men before it’s too late. 

Exciting, thoroughly researched, and dramatic, Escape from Andersonville is a Civil War novel filled with action, memorable characters, and vividly realized descriptions of the war’s final year.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
27
Section 4
33
Section 5
45
Section 6
53
Section 7
62
Section 8
73
Section 18
158
Section 19
173
Section 20
181
Section 21
193
Section 22
202
Section 23
225
Section 24
229
Section 25
239

Section 9
82
Section 10
90
Section 11
95
Section 12
110
Section 13
115
Section 14
124
Section 15
129
Section 16
139
Section 17
152
Section 26
252
Section 27
263
Section 28
270
Section 29
283
Section 30
299
Section 31
306
Section 32
322
Section 33
327
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Two-time Academy Award–winning actor Gene Hackman is the coauthor of two previous novels, Justice for None and Wake of the Perdido Star, with Daniel Lenihan, a leading underwater archaeologist who writes frequently for Natural History magazine and is the author of Submerged. Hackman and Lenihan have been friends and neighbors for over a decade, and live with their families in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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