Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ten best novels about the American Civil War

The staff of the Christian Science Monitor came up with a list of the ten best novels of the U.S. Civil War.

One title on the list:
Gone with the Wind

You can't make a list of Civil War novels without including Margaret Mitchell's 1936 classic. Her story of a ravaged South – interwoven with the romance of plucky Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara and the roguish Rhett Butler – won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize and went on to become one of the bestselling books of all time. The 1939 movie version starring Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh is perhaps equally beloved.
Read about another novel on the list.

Gone With the Wind was a book that made a difference to Pat Conroy.

--Marshal Zeringue