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Fort Pillow

(2006)
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In April 1864, the Union garrison at Fort Pillow was comprised of almost six hundred troops, more than half of them black. The Confederacy, incensed by what they saw as a crime against nature, sent its fiercest cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest, to attack the fort with about 1,500 men. In a pitched battle, the Confederates overran the fort and drove the Federals into a deadly crossfire. Only sixty-two of the U.S. colored troops survived the fight unwounded. Many accused the Confederates of massacring the black troops, and that controversy continues today. The Fort Pillow Massacre became a Union rallying cry and cemented resolve to see the war through to its conclusion. Harry Turtledove has re-created the engagement in dramatic fashion, with brilliant characterization of all the main actors, while reminding us that Fort Pillow was more than a battleit was a clash of ideals in the fight for freedom.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fort Pillow: A Novel of the Civil War
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 0-312-35520-3 / 978-0-312-35520-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fort Pillow: A Novel of the Civil War
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 0-312-35477-0 / 978-0-312-35477-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fort Pillow: A Novel of the Civil War
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 1-4001-1139-0 / 978-1-4001-1139-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fort Pillow: A Novel of the Civil War
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 1-4001-4139-7 / 978-1-4001-4139-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Fort Pillow: A Novel of the Civil War
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 1-4001-6139-8 / 978-1-4001-6139-3 (USA edition)
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May 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fort Pillow: A Novel of the Civil War
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fort Pillow: A Novel of the Civil War
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fort Pillow: A Novel of the Civil War
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fort Pillow: A Novel of the Civil War
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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