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by Kevin McColley

The Other Side: A Novel of the Civil War download ebook
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0743242629
ISBN13:
978-0743242622
Author:
Kevin McColley
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Simon & Schuster; Uncorrected Proof edition (April 5, 2002)
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384 pages
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A historically precise and resolutely unsentimental look at the Civil War, The Other Side is an. .Kevin McColley is the award-winning author of Praying to a Laughing God as well as several critically acclaimed novels for young adults. He lives in Pinewood, Minnesota.

A historically precise and resolutely unsentimental look at the Civil War, The Other Side is an epic that follows one young man's harrowing personal journey from innocence through soul-destroying experience as he becomes a follower of Quantrill's Raiders. It was a lesson seventeen-year-old Jacob Wilson would come to learn all too well: in the midst of any fiercely contentious and violent conflict, you must choose one side or become the enemy of both. Библиографические данные.

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Complete summary of Kevin McColley's The Other Side. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Other Side. Seventeen-year-old Jacob falls in love with Sarah.

A Novel of the Civil War. By Kevin McColley. While this is Kevin McColley's first adult novel, he is the author of several critically acclaimed novels for young adults. He lives in Bemidji, Minnesota. Price may vary by retailer. Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 5, 2002). ISBN13: 9780743242622. Browse Related Books.

Kevin McColley is the author of six published six novels. Both Praying to a Laughing God and The Other Side were nominated for the National Book Award. Praying to a Laughing God was also a finalist for the Dashiell Hammett Prize for best crime novel published in North America

Kevin McColley is the author of six published six novels. Praying to a Laughing God was also a finalist for the Dashiell Hammett Prize for best crime novel published in North America. He is the recipient of both a Bush Artist Fellowship and a fellowship in literature from the McKnight Foundation

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the .

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy). The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.

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Kevin McColley is the author of several novels. Navy for six years, during which he traveled throughout the Caribbean pursuing drug runners. pilots, both dead and alive, and he patrolled Gaddafi's "line of death. He lives in northern Minnesota.

This list of the best Civil War novels includes classics set during the war, like Little Women, to antebellum novels like . Shiloh: A Novel is an historical novel about the American Civil War battle of that name, written in 1952 by Shelby Foote

This list of the best Civil War novels includes classics set during the war, like Little Women, to antebellum novels like Gone with the Wind and The Sound and the Fury. The issue of slavery caused several Southern states to succeed from the union and form the Confederate States of America, also known as the Confederacy or the South. The states that remained a part of the union were called the North or Union. Shiloh: A Novel is an historical novel about the American Civil War battle of that name, written in 1952 by Shelby Foote. It employs the first-person perspectives of several protagonists, Union. 7. Andersonville MacKinlay Kantor.

A historically precise and resolutely unsentimental look at the Civil War, The Other Side is an epic that follows one young man's harrowing personal journey from innocence through soul-destroying experience as he becomes a follower of Quantrill's Raiders.

It was a lesson seventeen-year-old Jacob Wilson would come to learn all too well: in the midst of any fiercely contentious and violent conflict, you must choose one side or become the enemy of both. Raised on a small Ohio farm just across the river from Kentucky, Jacob remains largely indifferent to the impending struggle between the North and the South. But then his father -- against his own better judgment -- allows two runaway slaves, Isaac and his daughter Sarah, to be hidden on their land. Hostile to them at first, Jacob soon finds himself drawn to the beautiful Sarah, gradually falling in love -- and in lust -- with her. When the local militia discovers the slaves, Jacob's world is irrevocably turned upside down as he is forced to watch the militiamen abuse his mother and destroy his home. When Jacob can take the abuse no more, he kills one of the soldiers and flees for his life, crossing to the other side of the river, heading south and then wandering west, no goal in mind other than escape from the men he assumes are hunting for him.

Now a solitary renegade on the open frontier, Jacob encounters a wild group of rebels led by none other than the already legendary William Quantrill, nominally fighting for the Southern cause but in fact a ruthless outlaw whose reign of terror threatens to destroy everyone and everything he and his raiders encounter. Drawn into the frenzy of death and destruction these men foster, Jacob, once repelled then desensitized by the brutality of war, finds himself becoming more and more inured to the gory violence that saturates his new life.

Drawing on factual accounts of the battles waged and the raids inflicted upon the innocent citizens of much of the midwest by Quantrill and his band -- including the likes of the notorious Jesse and Frank James, and Cole Younger -- author Kevin McColley brings to vivid life the almost surreal insanity of the time. Written in precise, compelling prose, the narrative follows young Jacob as he succumbs to the madness, both fascinated and repulsed by the random, seemingly undirected violence that defines the war as he knows it. And each step of the way he is haunted, pursued by the specter of the officer he killed back in Ohio, who taunts him, inciting him to kill and kill again.

An insightful look at a poorly understood epoch of the War Between the States, The Other Side is a brilliant re-creation of one of the darkest periods in history, and a stunning evocation of how the inhumanity of war diminishes the soul.

Reviews:
  • snowball
This fictional tale of the civil war never pretends to be other than what it is. It is a story, a tale, a fable about the civil war. Although it has its share of real life characters, right from the beginning the reader is acutely aware that this book is not going to take you on a journey that places you in the tent along with your favorite general.

That being said, the book does offer a unique perspective on the guerrilla warfare that took place in the areas of Missouri and Kansas, and is historically accurate. The story's main theme centers on the insanity of war. Looking through the eyes and mind of the main character, the reader gets to decide for him/herself that which is real and that which is true madness, the result of a simple human being facing complex, inhuman experiences.

This book has more than its share of gore and violence. But when has war been anything else? Tempering it all are the young calvaryman's interactions with others trapped in the same asylum. Surprisingly, these relationships sometimes breed kindness, compassion and even love. This book is not for the faint of heart. It is the story of a journey into hell and maybe, just maybe, back.

Kevin McColley is an extremely gifted writer. The beauty in this novel is that finishing to read this book is not the same as finishing the story. I found myself, rather, seeing the civil war and those Americans who lived it, in an entirely different way. Each one a hero, each a villain, too, each one undeniably human, and very, very real.
  • Lbe
The Other Side is a stunning indictment of the immorality of war and the ways it can affect the human psyche. Mr. McColley has obviously done a great deal of research to place this novel in the historical context of the civil war West, resulting in a novel that sheds light on some of the more despicable actions in an already gruesome period of American history. I highly reccomend it, but it's not for the squeamish.
  • Dynen
Mr. McColley has written an interesting story about the Civil War. A much different point of view then most books on this subject. At times it becomes tedious but he always brings you back to a good solid story.