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Author Name    Burke, James Lee

Title   White Doves at Morning- a Novel of the American Civil War

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   Fine

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Simon and Schuster 2003

Inscription   Signed by Author

Seller ID   008882

James Lee Burke is one of our finest living novelists. His books are not just suspense and detective novels and this work is completely different. His books are written in a literary style that is both unique and beautiful. This novel is somewhat unusual for Mr. Burke. The volume was acquired in Burke's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana from the bookstore that he so often mentions in his novels. The book is signed by the author directly on the title page. This is the First Edition as well as the First printing.The book is brand new and in very fine condition. The dustjacket is also in very fine condition and it is not price-clipped. Set in Louisiana and spanning the years 1864-1868, this passionate novel of the Civil War tells the story of the author's ancestor and Confederate soldier Willie Burke. Willie is a classic Burke hero and is moral to the point of lunacy. Willie is soon in conflict with his superiors. The juncture of Willie Burke and the Confederate Army is akin to the meeting of a wrecking ball and a crystal shop. Many of the characters in this wonderful novel are based on actual historical figures. 'White Doves at Morning' unlike most books with war as their theme, does not concentrate on battles but instead looks to the edges of Grand events: The detritus that wars create, the human cost, and the terrible aftermath. A wonderful and compelling read.

Price = 175.00 USD



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