The Resource Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War, Richard A. Serrano

Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War, Richard A. Serrano

Label
Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War
Title
Last of the blue and gray
Title remainder
old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Serrano
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Richard Serrano, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times, pens a story of two veterans in the late 1950s gearing up for the Civil War centennial--one claiming to be the last Confederate soldier and one claiming to be the last Union soldier--and one of them a fraud. Last of the Blue and Gray sets the stage for the centennial anniversary of our nation's most difficult period, with notions of ethics and honor and also dishonesty and disgrace. In the late 1950s, as America prepared for the Civil War centennial, two very old men lay dying. Albert Woolson, 109 years old, slipped in and out of a coma at a Duluth, Minnesota, hospital, his memories as a Yankee drummer boy slowly dimming. Walter Williams, at 117 blind and deaf and bedridden in his daughter's home in Houston, Texas, no longer could tell of his time as a Confederate forage master. The last of the Blue and the Gray were drifting away; an era was ending. Unknown to the public, centennial officials, and the White House too, one of these men was indeed a veteran of that horrible conflict and one according to the best evidence nothing but a fraud. One was a soldier. The other had been living a great, big lie"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Serrano, Richard A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E467
LC item number
.S43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woolson, Albert
  • Williams, Walter Washington
  • United States
  • United States
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Veterans
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
Label
Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War, Richard A. Serrano
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 195-214) 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
1 Two Old Soldiers -- 2 Reunion -- 3 Old Age and Stolen Valor -- 4 Albert Woolson -- 5 Walter Williams -- 6 Old Men in Blue -- 7 Old Men in Gray -- 8 Centennial -- 9 Last in Blue -- 10 Debunked? -- 11 In His Memory-Clouded Mind -- 12 Last in Gray -- 13 Of the Dead, Speak No Evil -- Postscript -- Sources -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781588343956
Lccn
2013028772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022875804
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)853313653
  • (OCoLC)ocn853313653
Label
Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War, Richard A. Serrano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 195-214) 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
1 Two Old Soldiers -- 2 Reunion -- 3 Old Age and Stolen Valor -- 4 Albert Woolson -- 5 Walter Williams -- 6 Old Men in Blue -- 7 Old Men in Gray -- 8 Centennial -- 9 Last in Blue -- 10 Debunked? -- 11 In His Memory-Clouded Mind -- 12 Last in Gray -- 13 Of the Dead, Speak No Evil -- Postscript -- Sources -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781588343956
Lccn
2013028772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022875804
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)853313653
  • (OCoLC)ocn853313653

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