A Separate Country by Robert Hicks audiobook

A Separate Country

By Robert Hicks
Read by Sherman Howard , Isabel Keating , and Kevin T. Collins

Grand Central Publishing 9780446581646
17.39 Hours 1
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Set in New Orleans in the years after the Civil War, A Separate Country is based on the incredible life of John Bell Hood, arguably one of the most controversial generals of the Confederate Army, and one of its most tragic figures. Robert E. Lee promoted him to major general after the Battle of Antietam, but the Civil War would mark him forever. At Gettysburg, he lost the use of his left arm. At the Battle of Chickamauga, his right leg was amputated. Starting fresh after the war, he married Anna Marie Hennen and fathered eleven children with her, including three sets of twins. But fate had other plans. Crippled by his war wounds and defeat, ravaged by financial misfortune, Hood had one last foe to battle: yellow fever. A Separate Country is the heartrending story of a good man who struggled with his inability to admit his failures, and the story of those who transformed him when they taught him to love and to be loved.

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Summary

Summary

Set in New Orleans in the years after the Civil War, A Separate Country is based on the incredible life of John Bell Hood, arguably one of the most controversial generals of the Confederate Army, and one of its most tragic figures. Robert E. Lee promoted him to major general after the Battle of Antietam, but the Civil War would mark him forever. At Gettysburg, he lost the use of his left arm. At the Battle of Chickamauga, his right leg was amputated. Starting fresh after the war, he married Anna Marie Hennen and fathered eleven children with her, including three sets of twins. But fate had other plans. Crippled by his war wounds and defeat, ravaged by financial misfortune, Hood had one last foe to battle: yellow fever.

A Separate Country is the heartrending story of a good man who struggled with his inability to admit his failures, and the story of those who transformed him when they taught him to love and to be loved.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hicks’ stunning narrative volleys between Hood, Anna Marie and Eli, each offering variety and texture to a story saturated in Southern gallantry and rich American history.”  Publishers Weekly
“Outstanding narration by Sherman Howard and Kevin Collins depicts Hood’s diary entries, and Isabel Keating’s textured narration brings Anna Marie’s letters to life. The narrators capture Hood’s devastation when he’s ravaged by financial misfortune. When he falls fatally ill with yellow fever, he makes a strange request to Eli Griffin, a friend turned hit man, to publish his secret memoirs. Listeners won’t be disappointed in this chilling story filled with complicated twists and turns.”  AudioFile
“Hicks spins a taut tale, told in many voices, of tangled webs, vengeance and other unfinished business.”  Kirkus Reviews
“Hicks again draws upon real lives and the South’s traumatic past to create a powerful epic about how love and unselfish choices lead to personal transformations…Most compellingly, as we revisit key scenes from new angles, Hicks uncovers layers of detail about characters and events we naively thought we understood. A marvelous accomplishment.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Robert Hicks

Author Bio: Robert Hicks

Robert Hicks works in music publishing and artist management for rock and country acts. He served as a cocurator on the exhibition “Art of Tennessee” and was the coeditor of the exhibitions award-winning catalog of the same name. Working in the field of historic preservation, he has served on the boards of the Tennessee State Museum, the historic Carnton Plantation, the Williamson County Historical Society, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. He is the author of The Widow of the South and has written many essays and articles on regional history, southern material culture, and music.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 17.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English