Nashville 1864: The Dying of the Light

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Penguin Books, 1999 - Fiction - 144 pages
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It's the winter of 1864 and Union troops have occupied Nashville. Twelve year old Steven Moore, and his slave companion Dink slip behind enemy lines in search of Steven's father, a Confederate captain in General Hood's ragtag army. When the two boys stumble across a Rebel group waiting in ambush, it is the beginning of what Steven will remember as "my long nightmare".

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User Review  - DameDimples - LibraryThing

This is considered "fiction" but, if you pay attention....You will find it a "memoir" of a gentleman who actually lived near Nashville during the civil war..."food for thought"...whatever the "status"........this is a thought-provoking book and educational. Read full review

NASHVILLE 1864: The Dying of the Light

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A somber, spare portrait of the Confederacy's twilight, as witnessed by a 12-year-old. The plot has the simplicity of a folk tale. Steven Moore sets out to find his father, a soldier, on the eve of a ... Read full review


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Madison Jones is the author of A Cry of Absence, An Exile, and Nashville 1864: The Dying of the Light. An Exile was made into the 1970 movie I Walk the Line. Jones is emeritus professor and writer-in-residence at Auburn University.

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