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The Resource Fiction as fact : The horse soldiers and popular memory, Neil Longley York

Fiction as fact : The horse soldiers and popular memory, Neil Longley York

Label
Fiction as fact : The horse soldiers and popular memory
Title
Fiction as fact
Title remainder
The horse soldiers and popular memory
Statement of responsibility
Neil Longley York
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
  • "Colonel Benjamin Henry Grierson led a cavalry expedition that General Ulysses S. Grant hoped would distract Confederate forces while the Union army made its move toward Vicksburg. In the spring of 1863, setting out from La Grange, Tennessee, Grierson took a column of Yankee troopers south the length of Mississippi, destroying rail lines and rolling stock, torching supply depots, and disrupting Confederate communications. Sixteen days and five hundred miles later, he brought his men safely into Baton Rouge, Louisiana - a feat of great skill and good luck." "Fiction as Fact: The Horse Soldiers and Popular Memory is a thorough examination of this famous military action through three genres - Dee Brown's 1954 historical account, Grierson's Raid; Harold Sinclair's 1956 novel, The Horse Soldiers; and John Ford's 1959 film, The Horse Soldiers. Neil Longley York 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 constraints of the present." "York researched the papers of Benjamin Grierson and other raid participants. His careful examination of the numerous drafts, scripts, and incarnations of the novel and film add a new dimension to the relationship of those portrayals to the larger problem of telling the historical "truth.""--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
York, Neil Longley
Dewey number
973.7/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E475.23
LC item number
.Y67 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Grierson's Cavalry Raid, 1863
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Grierson, Benjamin Henry
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Fiction as fact : The horse soldiers and popular memory, Neil Longley York
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
44794867
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 179 pages
Isbn
9780873386883
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00062021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Fiction as fact : The horse soldiers and popular memory, Neil Longley York
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
44794867
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 179 pages
Isbn
9780873386883
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00062021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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