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Fiction as fact [electronic resource] : the Horse Soldiers and popular memory / Neil Longley York.

By: York, Neil Longley.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 179 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781612772752 (electronic bk.); 1612772757 (electronic bk.); 9781612772745 (electronic bk.); 1612772749 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Grierson's Cavalry Raid, 1863 | Horse soldiers | Grierson, Benjamin Henry, 1826-1911 | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Cavalry operations | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Literature and the war | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Motion pictures and the war | Historical fiction, American -- History and criticism | Historical fiction, American -- Film adaptations | HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877) | LITERARY CRITICISM / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fiction as fact.DDC classification: 973.7/3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The Inspiration: Grierson's Raid -- The Story as History -- The Story as Novel -- The Story as Film -- The Story Not Told -- The Truth--Ever Elusive.
Summary: "A thorough examination of this famous military action through three genres--Dee Brown's historical account, Grierson's Raid; Harold Sinclair's 1956 novel, The Horse Soldiers; and John Ford's 1959 film, The Horse Soldiers...demonstrates how historical "truths" are often omitted, fragmented, and altered before being assimilated into popular culture and how the events of our past are often molded to fit the contraints of the present"--cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-174) and index.

The Inspiration: Grierson's Raid -- The Story as History -- The Story as Novel -- The Story as Film -- The Story Not Told -- The Truth--Ever Elusive.

"A thorough examination of this famous military action through three genres--Dee Brown's historical account, Grierson's Raid; Harold Sinclair's 1956 novel, The Horse Soldiers; and John Ford's 1959 film, The Horse Soldiers...demonstrates how historical "truths" are often omitted, fragmented, and altered before being assimilated into popular culture and how the events of our past are often molded to fit the contraints of the present"--cover.

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